Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Silence

The bridge hangs,
suspended over the gorge,
cables twanging in the rushing air.

You walk forward,
eyes trained on the other side,
carefully ignoring the yawning gap beneath you.

In the center you stop and look up:
the azure blue sky speaks a tale of peace,
the clean warmth of clouds above the spires.

And then it happens:
The high pitched snap of cables
coming undone.

And at that moment,
suspended above heaven and earth,
you realize all the support under you has vanished,
leaving only the silence of the clouds
to catch your fall.

4 comments:

PeteForester1 said...

Keep the parachute on, and move forward...

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Thanks Pete. I shall attempt to hang glide down.

PeteForester1 said...

BASE jumping is not the best thing to learn "on the fly," but we must do what we must do...

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Learning by doing is not always the best way but will get the job done...