Jumping Off

leaning out the open door
time roars by
it’s gone
no more
I wonder what my life might be
had I the courage to jump free

behind me in the train’s cocoon
dreams fly off to distant moons
faces glued to heartless screens
joyless stares and silent screams

and so we travel every day
secure and safe or so we say
the child no longer comes to play
the status quo will have its way

will I stay an untold story
remain in hopeless purgatory
pretending that I care no more
soul crying for its need to soar

then I jumped off into space
the unknown flying in my face
It’s not clear where I will land
no matter
I am free again

tio stib

2016, 2017

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The Crossing

I plunged bare feet into the stream
shocking cold
a primal scream

ice water rushes round my thighs
shaking teeth
teary eyes

slippery stones
Ouch!
soaked arm and seat
distant shore
twelve steps to greet

gritting on, a drunken dance
nearly falling
whoa!
a wobbly stance

so close now, I yell and rant
I want to run but simply can’t
one last lunge
Oops!

a wet face plant

tio stib, 2015

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The Crossing

I plunged bare feet into the stream
shocking cold
a primal scream

ice water rushes round my thighs
shaking teeth
teary eyes

slippery stones
Ouch!
soaked arm and seat
distant shore
twelve steps to greet

gritting on, a drunken dance
nearly falling
whoa!
a wobbly stance

so close now, I yell and rant
I want to run but simply can’t
one last lunge
Oops!

a wet face plant

tio stib, 2015

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