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Jan 2018
Did you ever
When you were little, endure
your parents’ warnings, then wait
for them to leave the room,
pry loose protective covers
and consider inserting some metal
object into an electrical outlet?
       Did you wonder if for once
       you might light up the room?
When you were big enough
to cross the street on your own,
did you ever wait for a signal,
hear the frenzied approach of
a firetruck and feel like
stepping out in front of it?
       Did you wonder just how far
       that rocket ride might take you?
When you were almost grown,
did you ever sit in a bubble bath,
perspiration pooling,
notice a blow-dryer plugged
in within easy reach and think
about dropping it into the water?
       Did you wonder if the expected
       rush might somehow fail you?
And now, do you ever dangle
your toes over the precipice,
dare the cliff to crumble,
defy the frozen deity to suffer
the sun, thaw feather and bone,
Take wing to fly you home?
Written by
Azura Nissen  15/F/Im every where
(15/F/Im every where)   
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