i am not a fan of flying
and you can take the stairs, not me
i get queasy, knees, weak, wobbly
fear of heights is terrifying
it’s downright debilitating
for as long as I remember
been a reticent ascender
with feet on terra firma set
but haven’t missed a vista yet
a snail’s eye-view, full of splendor


NaPoWriMo 2023 Challenge Day Nineteen: write a poem about something that scared you – or was used to scare you – and which still haunts you (if only a little bit) today.

For today, a Décima poem:

Décima poetry is a 10 line stanza with 8 syllables per line. The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc. Using the 10 lines there are generally two ways to organize: The 10 lines, or breaking the 10 lines into two stanzas using abba/accddc.

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