I love to fall…

SwingsFrom the Poetic Asides blog:

For today’s prompt, write a swing poem. Sure, there are park swings and mood swings; there’s swing music and swing dancing; and there are swingers. Some people swing one way; others swing another. In politics, there are swing votes and swing states. And many people have swung a bat, an ax, and/or a hammer in their lifetimes.

I love to fall
not just in love,
I launch myself
from the swing
and at the apex
of my parabola,
for a mere moment,
I am falling
like an astronaut,
except they never hit the ground
and I tend to throw up.

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About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker was born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough, North Carolina where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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