Surrounded by Life

Standing on the Edge
having no words of wisdom
to offer
no pithy observations
about life in general
or my own in particular
I'm only stopping by
to assure you,
my gentle reader,
that I have not fallen
from the face of this round earth,
have not succumbed
to the tyranny of obligation
threatening my very existence
have not thrown myself head first
from the nearest bridge
but if i did
i hope i would land in
a nest of soft words
delicate phrases to cushion my fall
simple thoughts of joy
expressed with love and attention
by you
my faraway, faceless friends
whose love inspires me
to stand tall