my pulse quickening with every breath.
my heart flittering uncontrollably in my chest.
wind tangling my hair.
knees bend for an impressive surge of momentum.
5. 4. 3. 2. i jumped on 2.
and i'm flying now.
wide eyes. arms extended, ready to catch the world.
with an arched back, and wings ablaze, i begin falling.
the ground is tumbling toward me, and i am chasing after it.
my brain fights to keep time with my body.
river. trees. brown. green. my eyes dance in an overstimulation of rapidly approaching landscape. and then i bounce. and spring. and regress.
i didn't realize i was holding my breath until i began breathing again. now i'm swinging , and human pendulum swirling as one with the world. spinning and singing with the wind.
i let out a few celebratory war cries and announce my arrival.
my heart considers slowing, my breath won't conceive of it.
i am high.
punch-drunk on adrenaline. and life.