I’m standing on the edge
high above the abyss.
I pace back and forth
looking down the large,
dark hole filled with uncertainty.
I take out my flashlight to see
if I can see the bottom, I can’t.
I throw a rock, and count how
many seconds pass before it reaches
the bottom. I never hear it hit the floor.
I pace back and forth again.
I turn around and see a meadow
filled with flowers and peace
absent of all worries.
“It will be safer there, but I want to live
for once.” I turn back to the abyss,
close my eyes, and jump.
The feeling of falling
feels like suffocating,
I wail my limbs, afraid out of my mind
Not knowing when I’ll land, or
if I’ll stand again.
I finally hit the bottom; it hurts
but not nearly as badly as I thought it would.
I take out my flashlight, now lighting up
everything around me.
Crystals and gold,
diamonds, and rubies
glisten; their colors
reflecting off the walls.
I lightly touch the precious stones,
awe-struck by their luminosity and
beauty. Never have I seen such riches,
yet, never have I took such a risk.