My toes cling to the edge.

Gravel crumbling away

Bit by bit.

I know it will give out

Sooner, rather than later.

The abyss calling out my name

Will swallow me whole.

I know this

I know

But I can’t take that step back

It’s easier here

On the ledge

Easier to breathe

Easier to be



At least that’s what I tell myself

As I toe the line

Watching another piece give way