the drop off steep on either side.
“Don’t look down” doesn’t work
when the weeds of old routines
entangle, unraveling like an old cassette tape
played too often and stretched too thin,
wrap around my ankles
threatening my knees.
Stumbling, I fall from flat ground,
my finger tips grapple with gravel
sharp and loose
until I find purchase in a word—
for a moment lying still,
acknowledging the pain of tiny cuts
and clamber back onto the walkway.
Because I just didn't have enough to do in October, I took on the added challenge of Inktober Tangles too... I didn't actually finish the project until early November but, hey, I got it done! 😁
Well... It's over and I feel I finally earned my 31 ink drop pin this year (I guess I'll have to order it. 😉)
For more information about Inktober and the man who originally thought it up, click here.
I post mostly on Instagram. If you would like to see what I did for each prompt individually, I'm at @letitiaminnick.
WILD DECAY STRIPES FROG (Think Coat Toggle) SQUASH MICRO Yes... it's an octopus thing. 😉