Falling by Kate G
Nature makes a grand display of falling.
She gifts us waterfalls and stars that streak across an inky sky.
She would make us believe that falling is a good thing
when my displays of falling are far less elegant.
I have fallen in every sense of the word.
I have fallen ill.
Fallen in love.
Fallen out of favour.
I have frequently fallen short.
I am not remotely the woman I dreamed of being as a child who turned my sights skyward for inspiration.
Yet still, I marvel -
how is it every time I stumble
I never plummet to the ground?
I am instead cushioned on a benevolent breeze
gifting me grace when I have none,
cushioning my fall as I glide toward the earth.
Some might make a sport of watching falling leaves.
Of stomping a delicate, veiny visage into a muddied ground.
I don't have the heart for that.
I have a soft spot for the fallen.
There's such delight in scooping up armfuls and sending them skyward once more,
like red and orange sprites,
aloft and alive in a crisp Autumn sky -
primed to take flight once again,
when the summer comes.
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