standing on the edge
my toes are curled around the sandstone, gripping to all i know about my past
my past experiences, past triumphs, past disappointments
but then there is a rustling in the trees causing me to point my head to the sky
and there it is
the calming sea of the atmosphere
with its soft puffy waves moving slowly with the current of the air
emerging, combining, deciding where to release its deluge of renewal.
i am once again in tune with myself
my eye peers down over the precipice and i see a figure in the water.
it appears to have outstretched arms and a warm countenance
my toes begin to wiggle
my body is telling me to move ahead
to release myself from what is known and dive into the unknown
the figure begins to turn its head
it’s now or never
if i don’t jump now,
i’ll have to go it alone,
without knowing who that is
why they were waiting for me here,
and what my future could be with them in it.
i close my eyes
time passes faster than a swift inhale and exhale of breath
and there you are beside me
or were you there this whole time waiting for me to let go?