“falling off”

Written for:  The Twiglets #267 - "falling off"

His grades 
were falling off.
Cell phone confiscated.

Look at that boy!  Gray
underwear sticking out
of pants balanced precariously
on his hips.  Isn't he worried
that they'll slip off?

falling from branches
clusters of pink and white clouds
cherry blossoms

            A man visiting from East Timor
             had not ridden a bike before.
             His friend said, I'll show you,
                  it is easy to do.
      Lost his balance and fell on cement floor.


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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12 Responses to “falling off”

  1. poetrybydebi says:

    “Look at that boy!” You notice how they have to walk funny to try to keep them up? It looks like too much trouble.
    and I love the cherry blossom clouds.


  2. Sadje says:

    Fun poem Sara.


  3. Jules says:

    I’m looking forward to cherry blossoms…
    As for grades and pants falling… so glad to not be in school or wearing stuff that just well isn’t good to wear. 😉

    Learning to ride a bike isn’t easy, but it can be done. Hard to keep going fast to keep one’s ballance when you are afraid to go fast enough…


  4. Rall says:

    I learnt to ride a bike when I was 28…I used to think that was really old …. Sigh 🙂


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