Jump, by David Smith

David Smith is a member of the Society and this poem was selected by our external judge for Folio #72, published in 2018.  A writer and poet, David is also a perennial local performer, and a driving force behind Voices.

Jump

Caught in that half-moment between sky and gravity
I am weightless.
I bubble-wrap that moment to keep it forever,
Locked in a place where no one can steal it.
It is mine, and mine alone.
 
I am the child thrown in the air.
I feel the hands slip away, the wind in my hair.
I am the fledgling blackbird
Taking that first leap of faith from the nest,
Unfolding my wings for that first freefall,
The ground rushing up towards me.

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