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.