Ski Adventure

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.

is not
a skier.
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
straight toward


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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