Free Write Friday! Falling
The prompt: “We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall.” — Louise Erdrich, Tracks
We are burning bridges And sinking ships And fallen towers
We are crashing cars And trains derailing And branches breaking
We are slipping knots And broken doorknobs And leaky faucets
Everything we do is wrong Even what is right We are never blending
Always shifting Always changing Minds and directions
We are a map Torn in half Only missing the piece we need
We are missing the peace we need Fighting in the name of freedom What is freedom?
We fall Like snowflakes Hoping we don’t melt before we hit the ground
Hoping we don’t melt once we’ve hit the ground We are falling We are all falling.