Light Children

July 11, 2009
By liz ward BRONZE, Easton, Maryland
liz ward BRONZE, Easton, Maryland
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Stripping her clothes



Donning his cape
Measure the waist



Flex the flappers.
Time, fuzzy.


Fear, unaware.
Dip your toe into the plastic,
careful of the numbers. Who bite.
Climb upon the railing,
quickly now, before the parents. Come look.

Step,
Leap.
Crashing to the ground.


Crashing to the ground.
So light,

to fly.
So much,

to fall.


The author's comments:
A good friend of mine went through a battle with anorexia, and that inspired me to write this poem. It is for all those who ever wanted to give up, but didn't.

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