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by parared

these skis look like hell,
old, scaped and gouged
but still they carry me
down this dark white trail

i've learned to keep myself upright
stumbles earlier almost forgotten
jerks who pulled or pushed me over,
fading/falling behind me

its cold now, snow fills the air
as I turn a corner, trees inches away
my poor and dirty clothes
still sufficient to keep me warm

and there she is, coming from
a different trail, forming up
to my left her eyes flickering at me
as mine lock on her

and she is just perfect. Easy
grace in opposition to my brute force
beautiful outfit, new skis
and a ready confident smile.

She yells, 'hi!' and I say 'sup?!'

as the trail turns, our speeds matched
we start turning, towards and away,
an impromptu dance, snow filling the air
the wind and hiss our only music

faster now as the trail drops away
and for one perfect moment, we
both catch air together
flying now

turning a tight corner, I look over
and find her .
.
.
gone.

Reflex viciously kicks out my skis
and I come to a snow-cloud stop.
eyes spinning everywhere, thinking
where are you?

A separate turning, a different trail?
She's nowhere I can see, nowhere I can
help
not with me anymore.

and my skis are old, my clothes dirty
but the person I was uphill,
is no longer here.
don't feel like skiing anymore.

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Chris Fortin
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purrrsuasion Mar 25, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch :heart:
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thanks for the :+fav:
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XxCommanderShepardxX Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thnx for the fav!:D
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RTrib Mar 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
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Serenity-Sama Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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alinajanuary Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:date:Thanks for watching my gallery!
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hello! And thank you so much for watching my work! Hope you'll still like it!

See ya
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faestock Apr 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hi,
Much love for adding me to your watch :blowkiss: :rose:
Jess
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