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She’d fallen down her entire life
at 32 feet per second each second
that’s a long-long way to fall

The planet simply came out from under her
gravity did the rest
though she did her best

Over time she fell faster and farther
but not harder
she’d only land once

A dervish spin with a devilish grin
in endless free-fall
in the pull of gravity
the larger body wins

© Carlos Chagall, 2013