LEAP YEAR

LEAP YEAR

Skipping along this back road
in the pitch black
so no one will witness
this rickety experiment
building up some human speed
working up the courage
to take a flying leap at the end of this February 28th
at midnight
eager to savor the difference of a 29th day
To breathe the early morning air of
something so rare
sticking one last piece in this puzzle of a calendar

Defying gravity just for a second
Offering this bold leap of faith
in the dark
then trying to pull off a perfect landing
and not sprain an ankle or fall on my face
dying to show this leap year the grace it deserves.

2.28.21

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