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

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Plunge

Plunge

Weightlessness

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

.

Pause

.

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

Plunge