Colors Separate From White Space

Circles with sharp edges

Catch me as I slide down cloud walls

They stop me short of the cliff’s open grin

An invisible life line separates colors from white space 

A gentle descent, silent release

As willows sway with the wind





Gravity takes over

Falling down

Looking up

Slow motion

Wind through my hair

Hands and arms above my head

Pressing pause just before impact

Stopping in mid-air




Reaching over, pressing play

Splash begins at my feet 

Through my body

Over my head

Bubbles rise

The soles of my feet touch the bottom

Knees bend, I push up to the surface

Air, lungs

Inhale, exhale

The sound of laughter

Climbing out

Climbing up

Ready to do it again