One small step, then one large fall
And I no longer care at all.
I hear andfeel the wind rush by,
It makes me want to laugh and cry.
Beneath me all Isee is black.
I know I won't be coming back.
With arms spread wide I try tofly,
"Embrace the Earth," my insides sigh.
The hands of time are slowernow,
The ground seems faraway somehow.
My body like a fallenflag,
Devoid of hope, and sad, so sad.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.