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By Anonymous, Memphis, TN

Standing on the edge of a black hole
prancing on the peripheral
proceeding into the darkness
Balancing, trying not to fall

Invisible breeze swaying these feet
in and out, in and out
tripping, trying not to fall

Into this black hole
that threatens to swallow me up in one gasp
Swathing me in the dark
snipping the veins of declaration

Once before, I had tumbled,
deep into the abysmal hole.
I never hit the bottom, but scraped the edges just enough to feel the pain.

Nails bracing,
toes breaking
struggling only to see those tiny hands
and that sliver of lightt

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