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The Fall

Head over heels, I fell in love With a pothole. Twirling through the air in total weightlessness, Spinning out of control, skateboard watching from the sidelines Until Crack! Head first onto the pavement. And my whole world Shatters. Mind to tattered Remnants of Question Marks along my back and neck. Spackled lights glittering Images fluttering, color Ricocheting through my brain Thought stained. And suddenly, 1 plus 1 equals sidewalk. A minute saunters by And 2 black eyes peel open To a faint outline of curves. A polka dotted yellow dress, Brunette hair falling beside her shoulders, Green blue eyes set aflame: Perfection encompassed by infinity. And in that timeless moment, gravity reversed itself. Golden leaves, stuck in midair, Suspended rays of orange sunlight, Blossoming clouds draped about her as she stared into me. And in that endless moment, I thanked the pavement, I thanked the pothole, I thanked the lump bulging from my head. And as sight turned to black, And gravity flipped it's switch I passed backwards into a state of pure bliss. 7/11/2015 Jacob Reinhardt

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