Heightened – A Quadrille

My heart’s speed metal rhythm

Stutters stop at the tower top

My brow wrinkles, directing the sweat

Older doesn’t mean wiser

I take the leap that baby birds take without fear

But I am not a baby bird

Then I am.

This is my response to Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #164 – Heights. Yes, that’s me doing a zip line. It’s probably one of the more gutsy things I’ve done as an adult. I was chaperoning my daughter’s field trip and all the kids had done the zip line and they said the grownups can do it so…I took the plunge (literally!). It isn’t bungee jumping or sky diving but for a risk averse mama, this was a big deal! And it was fun! You only reach the high, if you’re willing to climb the mountain (or tower)!