today he exploded,
scattering bits of his psyche
about the room.

the fuse was lit on monday,
terminal velocity reached on tuesday,
wednesday was down to earth.

gravity pulls him
with a force stronger than others
in direct proportion
to his desire to fly.


This is a silly bit of free verse in Day 7 — “letting go.”
It is dedicated to one of my precious students
who finds life too confining.