reach

sometimes
in
the middle
of the night
i surface from sleep
with such force
the acceleration
launches
my limbs outward
my head upward
my mouth agape.
a momentary
suspension
between breath and
death.
it is the never
falling feeling
between
missing that bottom
stair
and
crashing
in
to
a
wall.
it is a sudden gasp
it is a bitten tongue
it is fbomb following
stubbed toe.
and in that moment
i am all reaction
primed around
a kinetic promise
of a coiled up
spring loaded
hair triggered
brush with death.
when we fell
in love
i joked that i
was dangerous
in bed.
i guess this is what
i meant.

2 responses to “reach”

  1. Whoa…
    That was me, gasping halfway through this representation of a millisecond of time but a life in the creating.

    This.

    Yes. This.

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    1. I find my writing sitting longer in the milliseconds I manage to notice. Thanks for connecting back with me.

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