Thursday, September 05, 2013

DON'T LOOK DOWN

oh but it is so tempting because we are all born to rebel and not do what we are told by others ("don't throw the ball at the house" leads to a broken window) and by ourselves ("you hate heights and it's not a good idea to lean over the railing") so i lean over the railing and look down countdown —

eight sets of grommets in each of my shoes
seven steps from the last landing to my door
six gotta roll the hard six after
five decades of life
four bars in front of my feet
three floors up
two landings
one fuckuva nasty fall

— but it's not going to come to that because even etiolated by the crush of life I cannot will not give up and so I will not cannot fall.

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