Sky Dive

Aparthotel Guadiana – russavia (via Wikicommons)

Stacked up, layer upon layer, reaching, stretching, clawing at the blackened dome of the sky.

Windows stare blankly, glowing, empty eyes.

An animal, I stare in, a perpetual outsider.

Balconies, like diving boards above the narrow ribbon-streets.

I ask: How can you resist?

How can you stop yourself from learning to fly?

Written for this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge, and it’s a community-judged challenge!

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8 thoughts on “Sky Dive

  1. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Haha How can you resist, indeed! Love those moments when anything seems possible, and impossible not to try.

  2. You have a nice touch with description. I really enjoyed it!

  3. Kir Piccini says:

    the world does look different from up there or down here. Either way, the allure of taking flight is a powerful thing. If only the fall didn’t hurt so badly.

  4. Draug419 says:

    This is great.

  5. Christine says:

    Oh, I love that last line. The descriptions are beautiful, but the last line has a kind of anguish in it. Very nice!

  6. margitsage says:

    Interesting POV, that the narrator is an “outsider” trying to convince “you” to jump. Nice.

  7. atrm61 says:

    Great piece of writing-now if only I had wings…:-)

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