Free-Runner Plots a Course (to the ER?)
by A.J. Huffman
From ground level, the bizarrely protrusive edition
to the barn seemed the perfect place
to practice. Solid slots aerating metal, most
excellent handholds, divots to drive toes against, make-
shift footholds. Gloves needed. Sun-struck
aluminum siding can melt fingerprints instantly.
Stretching muscle and mind, a planned diagram digitizes
behind adrenaline-fueled eyes. Ricochet off main building,
land on jutting alcove, scale side-v patterned edgings, finger-
walk along miniscule window’s ledge, stretch chest, pecs
strain to embrace farside, grasp slats, brace feet between rails
to prevent sliding, pray quads hold weight, disengagement would
equal falling to not-quite-death. Avoid
as many sharp corners, screws, brackets as possible. Be
thankful for last week’s failed session, ending in update
of Tetanus shot.
A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on Amazon.com. She has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals. Most recently, she has accepted the position as editor for four online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press ( www.kindofahurricanepress.com ). Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and https://twitter.com/#!/poetess222.
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