225 – Edge

I didn’t mean
To fly.

I didn’t even
Want to.

Solid ground
Was so familiar
And comforting.

I didn’t see
The edge.

I didn’t hear
The warnings.

The deep void
Seemed so unexpectedly
Tempting.

Stop!
They yelled.

I didn’t.

Stop!
They pleaded.

I didn’t.

Stop!
They begged.

I didn’t.

A single word
Was whispered
In my ear.

Jump!

That was the day
I learned
To fly.

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