Treasure Island

Maelea Mercado


First Front Flip


i climb the ladder
rung by slippery rung
going endlessly
up
up
up
touching the clouds
i finally see the top
i pull myself to the landing
greeted by the rough board
that steadies my wet feet
and inch slowly to the edge
looking down
i fret and regret
my foolish decision
to jump from such a height
i build up my nerve
and take a deep breath

one,

two,

three,



i jump



i turn agonizingly slow
praying to complete
a full rotation
head down i break the surface
of the water that was once foreboding
i completed
my first front flip

Submitted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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