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By Lizette, Delphos, OH

My nerves are frayed, my patience strained
Adrenaline is pumping through my veins
I’m standing on the edge of a cliff
Looking down and feeling sick
I edge my way forward
Cautiously at first
Stones begin to tumble down
As my toes clear, I’m now ready
There’s the possibility that I may be wrong
That I may fall
But this is my once in a life time chance,
To prove my parents wrong
When I told them I could fly,
They’d just roll their eyes
Now I’m on the edge
-One last breath
I gather my courage
-Swallow my fear
And I launch myself off the ledge
Into the unknown

For a moment, I’m confused
Struggling to breathe, as the wind whips my hair

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