by Anne McCrady
Like the invitation to a new life
that brought you to where you are,
on this day that is one of many
rivers that you have faced alone
and managed to survive,
love stands on the far side
of a Colorado canyon bridge
having crossed it with less care
than you cross an empty street.
Arms outstretched in the open air
that feeds your fear of falling,
love calls your name
with all it has to offer you:
something sturdy and beautiful
in a world of illusions.
Knees dissolving above feet
that want and do not want to go,
you resist your compulsion to look
Then, just before you are sure
you might die, you do it.
Leave one place. Step toward another.
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