one moment i stand framed in metal
the next the air takes me
i throw myself at the ground….
Want to read more? You can. My poem while skydiving, i contemplate the inner ear, stalactites, the half-life of monamine oxidase inhibitors, why i consistently burn my bacon, and whether the chute will open is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page. Check it out like a book from the library.
This prompt is brought to you by the incomparable Robert Okaji. Please go and absorb his site O at the Edges. You will become a better poet, a better reader, nay, a better person, through osmosis.
Please note: Robert supplied the above title and also requested a typed copy of his poem AND an audio recording. I will record the poem before the weekend is out and post a second time, because that’s how I roll. Also, most of my poems are shorter than the title he gave me, and I seriously thought about trying to cram as much of that into a haiku as I could, but it would probably have taken me a week.
This is day 10. You can sponsor me (I know you want to) and have me write a poem for you. Let me be a puppet for you. Pull my strings. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.
14 thoughts on “Day 10/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170810)”
An excellent description of taking the plunge. Fear conjures many thought-worlds…(K)
Thank you 😊
This is great. I love that last stanza.
Thanks, Ken. It was pretty fun to write.
Wow! I felt the adrenaline rise…. Interesting the thoughts one has in such moments.
The title was fun to write! Well done!
Thank you. You gave a lot to wrangle!
Your transition from wondering what falling up is like to wondering about the extent of your anti-depressant’s (anti-falling?) psychotropic capabilities in the face of brokenness is sublime. Seriously. I’m very moved by this one. Bob didn’t make it easy on you, and you soared to the occasion!
Thanks! I think you give me more credit than I deserve, but I’ll take it!
Reblogged this on O at the Edges and commented:
Charles Payne is rocking it at the Tupelo Press 30-30 Challenge. Read his daily poems. Help out if you can!
Thanks for reblogging! I appreciate it!
I meant to reblog the other day, but got caught up in life…
I know what you mean.
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