The sun casts brilliant colors of pink and orange
against the dust and rocks upon the cliff.
As I look around at my surroundings
I feel a warm breeze blow through my hair.
A hawk cries from above.
The wind whistles through the canyon.
I look across to the other side.
A coyote walks along the edge,
I walk to the ledge and look down,
I see nothing but the vastness of the depth below me.
And at the bottom I see red sand.
The sand looks as though I could jump,
Something inside me wants to walk off the ledge.
creep up into the sky.
The beautiful full moon creates shadows against the rocky edges
of the canyon.
My heart pounding, I take a deep breath and lean forward.
With my arms outstretched as if anticipating someone’s embrace,
I leap forward.
Falling, falling the wind whipping around my body,
I feel a wonderful bubbly feeling in the pit of my stomach.
I say good-bye to everything I knew.