Posts tagged ‘injury’

July 16, 2018

Mountain of Apprehension

by Nick Anthony

A somber fear grows deep down
That, ere I near the mountain crown,
Silent tears will slip off eyelash cliffs
And tumble down the deep abyss,
As flames lick and lame my knee
Forcing me to falter and flee
To hours of painful descent in defeat,
Beaten by gravity, compelled to retreat.
Gritting my teeth, head bowed in shame,
Drooped with the burden of bearing the blame.

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October 14, 2016

Sidewalk

by Miriam Hurdle

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She went for a walk,

Tripped on the sidewalk.

Bruised her elbow,

Broke her ankle.

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