April 19, 2010

NaPoWriMo #19


I am a flier
in the middle
of the sky, caught
between cloud and city
and falling to
the ground.
I learned that the first
second after
you jump
is the best part.
I learned
that bodies
like mine
are made
for air,
for tasting
that cold open blue.
I learn now to take
the last
seconds and
them. You can't
freeze time,
so let yourself
fall closer
to the

I really like the shorter lines: they help me think the poem out better. I'm playing with my Alice in Wonderland theme in my head; hopefully I will be able to dish one out this month, but if not, I know I'll have some fuel to run on after the NPWM challenge is over.


Jessie Carty said...

this feels like one of the strongest, if not the strongest of your NaPo poems :)

Maya Ganesan said...

Thanks, Jessie! It's also one of my favorites as well.