Written for: Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge
Write a worst case poem – what’s the worst that can happen?
Write a best case poem. Take the worst and reverse it.
Wobbled in boots,
barely moved on skis.
Plucked courage, smallest slope.
Started down mountain; skis crossed.
She screamed, toppled over. Young kids
laughed, her leg broke–indoors for weekend
Her ski instructor had chiseled face
as if carved from marble. He smiled,
she swooned, obeyed instructions.
Skied down slope, her cheeks pink.
Nighttime brought parties.
She held a glass,
watched him walk