Author’s note: This one got stuck in draft status back in April. While looking for another draft, I found it and decided it was done as is (plus I don’t remember where else I might have been going with it).

Come see-saw with me said she.
It will be fun, you’ll see.
We’ll jounce from ground to sky
As our stomachs fill with butterflies.

So I crossed the playground sand
To join her at the see-saw.
Upon the high seat I placed my hand,
But the plan had a slight flaw:

She stood up and backed away
Before I could apply tangential force
To the torque arm; my arms splayed
As my head rushed toward gravity’s source.

© 2014 H.K. Longmore

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