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Author Name: FreeBug 5 Comments
Date Added: April 02, 2010 02:04:11 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Fear of Staying Still
Wonder  she says  what it’s like
to ride a cloud.  On our backs
in green grass it’s hard to imagine
ice crystals half-holding, half
swallowing feet—cold, solid
                        On the mountain
my board boasted graphics of peaks
surrounded in night-blue skies.
I want you to try powder  he said
So amazing, the difference
in the ride.  I followed his silhouette
into the glades—the few glittering feet
where there was no resistance
but for the slight, upright brace
of so much air
                         until the crystals—
cloud or snow—climbed aboard
for a secondary lifetime,
another short-lived ride
tipping into bottomless powder
no brace for my desperate fingers
drowning in frozen water
fighting in hopes that blue sky
would open suddenly
below me
                    set my snowboard
at last on the goat trail, breaking
the dizzying weightlessness.
I rounded the bend, found him
wincing from an encounter with gravity,
and welcomed the break. You ok?
my question, dropping to the seat
of my snow pants to breathe.  Yeah he said.
Are you?


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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on April 5, 2010 05:06:05 PM Report
That pesky gravity can be so inconvenient...Didn't Einstein repeal that silly law?...len
Comment By: FreeAndrew on April 2, 2010 04:42:07 PM Report
you really did a wonderful job in creating a scene so alive and vivid.  you can almost hear the "swooshing...."
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on April 2, 2010 04:58:34 AM Report
Loved it!! Now this imagery was superb and I felt each line as it came alive..


Moonie xx

Comment By: PremiumHOPE on April 2, 2010 04:19:46 AM Report
This was great and I really like the pace and the imagery

Comment By: FreeMichelle on April 2, 2010 02:58:55 AM Report
OMG! I could tell just from reading the first stanza...This is sooo going in my faves! Awesome write! Can't even find the words to tell you how awesome!


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