David D. Horowitz

Edge

…………………………………..Each moment is a ledge,
And anyone can fall. The sheerest edge
Provides the grandest views, but I must nest
Before I risk fresh flight. I need to test
A bridge’s sturdiness before I’ll chance
Its road. But then I steady stance
And learn to navigate the foggy grays,
The darkness seeping through dusk’s reddish haze,
The speeders, cheaters, leaders whooshing past.
I might stay careful, might arrive home last,
But every moment is a ledge.
………………………………………………………..I reach
But do not fall. This moment is a beach!

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David D. Horowitz founded and manages Rose Alley Press, which primarily publishes books featuring rhymed metrical poetry. His latest collection is Cathedral and Highrise (Rose Alley, 2015). His poems have appeared in The New Formalist, Terrain.org, Raven Chronicles, Candelabrum, The Lyric, Asses of Parnassus, and many other journals and anthologies. His essays regularly appear in Exterminating Angel, and his website is http://www.rosealleypress.com.

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