Losing track – floating tirelessly through
caught as a tempest of wind spirals
flying long away from where once begun.
Losing track – lifting unexpectedly upwards
held firm in forces beyond controlling
twisted wildly around nearly comes undone.
Losing track – soaring dangerously free
trapped suddenly by forces unseen
crumbling as buffeted against every obsticle.
Losing track – falling rapidly downward
unaided by anyone as ground rises up
knowing the end has come, too far gone to run.
Karen Quinn 2013