The Decision

The Decision

25 feet

above

the ground

I hang helped

by only a rope

at the indoor accent

climbing gym.

Thats all I do.

Nothing else

that I can do.

Hanging there,

not being able

to make the next move

to the speckled

neon green hold.

But not wanting to quit.

What happens

if I don’t make it?

I try again.

I can’t truly fail.

I can just get on the wall again.

So who knows?

Maybe I’ll make it.

In fact, I will make it.

Maybe not today. Or even during this week.

Maybe not even this year.

But sometime, I will make it.

Then,

filled with

a new strength,

I leap for the hold.

-Sylvain