Down Hill Fast

Entry by: writerSICZRCHXMN

16th February 2014
Never been one to move quickly
Even as a child
the pace was measured
behind the safety
of an apartment window
observing, always observing

There are times
when slow equals stopped
a zero sum game
with no transfer of energy.

When observation is death.

This time
the payoff matrix
is directly related to speed
terminal velocity
down the fall line
a clock ticking against
my heartbeat
the line of greatest slope

The end isn’t so far away
fear a cloud behind my eyes
my body an avalanche
downhill fast
cold air condensing the heart
focusing the breath.

Sleep can come
in the inertia of recollection
when the painful pulse of adrenalin
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