I loosen the lines tied around the stakes
Empty out the garbage that keeps me weighed down
Stepping away from the squabbles, self-doubt, and the questions
Causing me to run in circles instead of toward the finish line
I retreat into the little basket
A room without walls, a room without distractions
Alone, no voices chattering, without even the white
Noises not noticed until they’re gone
While defying gravity I turn myself around
As I consider each of the four directions
Removing myself from terrestrial terrors
And the anxieties of modern life
With the radius of my spotlight expanding as I rise
Allowing me to let go of the minutia and take in a greater view
Being caught in the heat beating down that allows me to ascend
Being refreshed by the breezes crossing through me
I exhale and acclimate to the new temperature
Occasionally birds cross my path and I am envious of
How easy it is for them to achieve this state
I feel as if I’ve awoken from a sleep that lasted a week
Freeing my muscles from tension, soothing my aches
The solitude of the view from miles above the earth
Being closer to the next life than the one I left behind
Like Peter on the mountain with Elijah and Moses
It’s tempting to want to stay in this place
but it’s time to begin the descent
I savor the last moments of the reverse journey
Revitalizing energy pulsing through my mind and body
May Day Blogging Challenge 2016
How does it work?
Using http://www.onthisday.com/ find an event from history for each day of the month and use that for an inspiration for our daily post. It can be anything from History, Music, Film & TV, Sports. And of course creative license is allowed- to tie back to the historical event in any way we find relevant.
What is the format?
It can be any length but should be fairly short. It can be a poem, story, an essay, a rant, and editorial, etc. Posts should be hashtagged #MDBC2016 on social media.
What happens if we don’t post?