Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Crash Course" (poem)

Written for Poetic Bloomings "memoir project."  Received a bloom for this one :-)


When I turned fourteen                  
The Earth skidded on its axis
Went into an uncontrollable spin
For eleven years that followed 

When my world would end
It would be resuscitated
By a smile, a look, a hint of promise  
Trivial nothings – everything

When the spinning stopped
I thought that I finally died
Instead I saw my life right next to me 
Waiting patiently to be lived

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

© Alexandra Palmer 

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