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Don't Fall

July 5, 2012
By samasparagus SILVER, Riverside, Illinois
samasparagus SILVER, Riverside, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"'Good. Illegal is always faster.'"
-Eoin Colfer

She balanced on the creaky wood
that formed a creamy rail.
She snared her lips into a smile,
a sea bright freckles sail.

"Stop, get down," seems to stumble,
flee my mouth of rosebuds.
My brain is searing,
screaming, frothing silently like soapsuds.

Her eyes are stones that children rub
in constant adoration;
undented gray that speckles beige
in dark, still, concentration.

Legs then loop, in arcing grace,
above the splintered wreck.
And pointed, nut-brown feet
meet calm and stable deck.

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem about my fear of heights and that other people will fall and hurt themselves. This specifically is about my sister balancing on the wooden rail of our porch.

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