Monday, August 15, 2011

Brothers

I miss brothers.


Biological or fast friends, always the adventurous boys.


Risking their lives to go faster.

So certain of right now that tomorrow isn't even a care or thought.

Willing to get a little closer to danger.


To be first.


Finding a way across the face of the falls just to be there, in the midst of it.
Jumping to the next rock without knowing if it will move.
Pushing their bodies, and their vehicles beyond limits to near breaking.
Pulling me out of my safe, comfortable securities.
Asking for more. Asking me to follow.
Steady hand out-stretched to bring me along.

I can't remember the last time I feared for my life.
Or my heart beat faster than the river's flow.

I miss brothers.



Reminding me of childhood adventures: Curls & Crayfish

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