the beast

September 17, 2008
By Logan Baltzan, Park City, UT

As I looked down the steep cliff that awaited me,
I was deciding whether I would do it or not.
But as I looked down at everyone, my future was decided

I was going to do it!
I slid to the edge timidly, as if it were going to bite me.
I held my breathe…. And pushed off

There was a sudden moment of victory
Until I came back to reality

I crashed face first into the hard ice..
Rolled down the cliff
And came to a sudden halt..

My coach was by my side
As blood gushed from my nose

I sat up, and realized I had concurred the beast…
And I had the bloodstains to prove it!

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