Let's Go Ice Skating!

August 7, 2011
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falling in love with you was kind of like

putting on ice skates for the first time
and even before I stepped on the ice, there was
all this tension coiling up in my stomach like a nesting cobra

and there’s this momentary joy when I step onto the ice
the unity, the coolness,
for a second I feel graceful, I feel poised
for a fleeting moment I am beautiful

I gain in confidence and I am gliding like I’ve been doing this my whole life (which I haven’t)
And I leap in the air and for a few moments,
I am suspended. Time has stopped and there is nothing
But the beating of my heart, and I laugh and laugh at the absurdity of it all.

And then there’s always that moment
When gravity sends me crashing back down into reality
Where I belong.

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tiana said...
Jan. 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm
i like this  poem you write it is the best
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