Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Carved

I press my right foot to the ground -
-going 20 mph-
and lean on it
ripping the ski 
across the now
left
slicing the mountain
shredding
so it's left
cabbage in coleslaw  -  like

Before I reach the point of reaction
and action
for the next turn
I ease off my right foot
and begin to center my balance

action
left foot press
left foot lean
right foot already easing
beginning to lift 
left edge pressed
and the edge forms a 
metal 
right angle
sharp enough to cut flesh
and the snow and ice covered
hill

the angle carves the snow
the ski
offset cut
digs in

right ski up
and low lean to the right
carved

carved.

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