Don’t Let Me Fall

Watkins Glen/Taughannock Falls, New York. [October 2016]

Sometimes you need to let your thoughts run, run on without end, letting the infallible force of gravity reign, down the series of minute bends and cascades, meandering deeper into the abyss, ignoring the sad beauty of aging colors around you, seeking everything and nothing, fall, fall, fall into the next edifying circle of the Inferno, until conscious takes hold and reins you in and you watch dazed as the residual of that moment of clarity drift away, a way, a w a y

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“It is sometimes a mistake to climb; it is always a mistake never even to make the attempt. If you do not climb, you will not fall. This is true. But is it that bad to fail, that hard to fall?” -Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

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