By Shane Robitaille
Right after your feet leave the ground
And just before you plunge into the deep,
You start second-guessing yourself,
Wondering if it was such a good idea after all,
Suddenly unsure of everything you’ve ever known.
But all of this thinking only lasts a moment
Because you’ve broken through the glassy surface
And are now plummeting feet first
Into the depths of a strange new world.
As you sink faster and faster into the unknown
Your mind starts racing and you feel like you’re
On the verge of a heart attack, as you struggle,
Gasping for breath, every sense on high alert,
Reaching out for anything you can grab ahold of,
And the light from the world you left behind gets
Smaller and smaller, fades away and disappears.
When you finally hit the bottom with a thud,
You collapse, exhausted, unable to move.
Soon you summon all of your energy, and,
With shaky legs, stand up and look around.
You feel like you’re breathing for the first time.
Your senses spring to life like an escaping wild animal.
You can see clearly, forever and ever.
You can smell the world around you.
You can feel everything like it is all brand new.
You start running, climb to the top of the world,
And decide to wake everybody up with a
Primal scream that starts low and then rattles
The atmosphere like a Motley Crue concert.
As a smile comes over your face.