an uplifted concrete slab, inertia driving me forward
and down to the street,
splayed, half breaking the fall.
young girl falls from a wall. i run there
and find her gripping its ledge. She
screams, "I can't
hold on!" i
run down steps to grab her legs
dangling a few feet off the ground, and
ease her down.
palms skinned, knees bleeding beneath torn pants, hands blueswelling, fingers hyperextended.