Thoughts on leaping: Fake it ’til you make it

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Photo credit: Mark Glovsky

Before jumping off a ledge of any variety,
Be it childhood dare or adulthood surrender
Remember,
Looking down into that menacing blue,
Once you choose to leap,
To feel that spring in the bend of your legs,
And release
You cannot un-leap

So,

Leap with gusto, and at the top of your gravity-defying parabola
Screech with indignation
At the height you’ve allowed yourself
To reach
When falling, drop with bravado
For false confidence or not, make them certain
This is what you meant to do all along; not to defy gravity
But to comply, to acquiesce to that obligating force

A response to Daily Post’s prompt: Leap

 

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