Chasm

Chasm

Cliff offers

Scant comfort

A place for claws only

Ledge after ledge looking down.

Below, birds churn and turn in space

That will surely swallow me whole.

Should I climb?

Or should I

let go?

Trusting

The heave

Of saline water

Straining against rock

Will reach up for me

With deep green

kindness

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