Posted by Morris in - 2.20.2009 12:50 AM
He must be at least ten feet away from the ledge. Hugging his knees and remembering when he was actually on that edge.

"It wasn't so bad, was it?" he thought, but knew the truth all to well. As we all do in these predicaments...

he shifted his feet releasing a loud crunch into the air. The first audible key his ears had been susceptible to in some time. So naturally he flinched.

The flinch jarred the memory of being on the edge. Half of his cliche black and white converse hanging over and the rush to catch your breathe that came with the look to the bottom. Jumping wasn't the goal, wasn't the temptation, nor an option.

It was the edge itself.

Some days the wind would come in from the East and make the day really interesting. Well "interesting" was one word for it. Sharp inhaled breaths every time the fall became more real. He wasn't scared. He wasn't smiling either, though. But did he feel alive.


Regardless of how much time had passed, to him, it had only been yesterday. It would always be one day away. Felt about right.

His eyes just over his crossed arms still over his knees. Ten feet may not seem like alot, but it feels like a different world. He could see the ledge that seemed like a distant planet, he was star gazing.

Worst of all, he knew if he stood up...it would be easier to move towards the ledge again. Sure he would look back and ponder getting further away from it, but...its not what he wanted.

Aren't we supposed to have what we want.


He had learned that long ago.

So for now he just sits...and waits. For what, who knows?

"One things for sure though..."

He licks his lips and stutters the dry words with colossal certainty.

"...that ledge has to come to me this time."

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February 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM

I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend
You could cut ties with all the lies that you've been living in
And if you do not want to see me again I would understand
Everyones got to face down the demons
Maybe today
You could put the past away