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A Hair's Breadth - A Hare's Breath

cast by a hot bare bulb
in night's sweltering limbo
lured me to the edge
in sight of "something other"

despite the heat
the limbo, lonliness,
and general malaise
I dared not step into this "other"

a step, I am sure,
that would have been
the final step as me,
the me I know as myself

I stepped back, jumped back!
startled at how close
this "other" was
and is

Style / type: 
Free verse
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I apreciate you commenting on this one...I wasn't sure anyone else would relate to this "experience".
...only a hair's breadth away!....

glad you got something from it


author comment

I relate.

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