the unsettling

perilously on a cliff
looking down, down below
waves crash against the rocks
contrast the ebb and flow

you and i stand above
but down, down we shall go
palms sweat, lips dry, hearts race
faster and then they slow

pumping adrenaline
feeding courage we need
over the precipice
gathering breakneck speed

lifting in the stomach
a buckling of the knees
fear and the unsettling
falling free, falling free

 

written by Brian Danchilla, October 22nd, 2010