Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mikaela Castledine #313 Skipping Home

Have you ever jumped rope
skipped into the belly of the swing
while two twirl ended
poised on the front of your toe forward
and one back ready to spring
and pantomimed your hands round
like an open palmed mantra
counting the smack
until you leap

Coming home is like that
somehow outside the rhythm
you rock yourself ready and jump
but if your timing is out
the rope will neck or ankle you
and suddenly you are kneeskinned
on the bitumen drug headed and reeling
and every familiar thing seems impossible
but you get up and try it again
because you know that somewhere
there is a way back into the oscillation of your life

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