Thursday, October 20, 2011

ways of falling

it pulled so painfully
while i could not move
every movement winding
the spring tighter. i am
wobbling now, arms held out
for steadiness and to push away
anything that threatens to upset
my equilibrium. in a moment
i'll have my feet under me
ready to attempt
the more difficult

now more than ever
it is critical to cast out doubt:
like all who work without a net
i know that total confidence
is the only way to bridge the gap
between my trapeze and your hand.
your uncertainty would kill me
as quickly as my own
so we must both trust
that you will catch me.

when you fall in love
please (please please)
let it be a fall, not a leap
away from me; it's the only way
i'll survive it.

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