because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

fear of falling

damn this
leaving me to walk with
an uncompromising swing down
uneven steps and
stare with glassy eyes up
at dark-stained,
chipped fingers,
looking for eternity
under every rock
and left amazed by its transience,
the catch
in my throat keeping
me from completing a

4 responses

  1. enjoyed this – very well said

    October 30, 2008 at 2:20 pm

  2. Outstanding.

    October 30, 2008 at 3:10 pm

  3. the words and form portray well the sentiment

    October 30, 2008 at 4:06 pm

  4. I like the progression of the lines here. Reading the poem, I am reminded of instances where I’ve been struck by vertigo.

    November 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm


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