Ode to the Jumper

Stefano Byer, M2, Class of 2022

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Does the ground call for you?

You, from your perch on the railing.

What do you see?

Freedom? Escape? Finality?

 

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Fear, what I see coming from your eyes

Your darting eyes, framed in sweat, flickering

from your downward fate to your

paranoid past

 

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A negotiation is set – you

the mediator between I and

gravity.

 

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The only jump I ask you to

take is the one of faith.

One for your fate.

 

                                                                                             1

This lulling depression need only

be a moment – not

The moment

 

Step, not fall, to terra firma

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