Poetry: Cliff

I’ve been here before

I once stood on the edge of a cliff

And I jumped off without a parachute

Because someone told me he’d catch me

When I fell and I believed him

//

He didn’t lie that time

He caught me alright

In a steel trap with jaws and teeth

That tore at my wings and heart

I bit my own hands off to be free

//

I now stare over another edge

This time I’ll make another choice

And turn around and walk away

Sometimes it’s better to trust myself

I’m worth more than this

//

He may not be lying

It doesn’t really matter

Let me down easy I say

Or don’t bring me down at all

And at least I can give myself a soft landing

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