Kit Kennedy

Hanging onto the Rocks

After the exhilaration of the summit you must rappel.
—anonymous divorce lawyer

shards of sky of sea
of ice of diamond
much pivots on the broken
petal/pebble particle of speech
of flint of precipice
up-and-down toeholds
weary synapses scale muscle memory
first light’s glissade
the blur of fine print
skilled fingers grasp belay
fumble gold ring
echoing in the crevasse


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