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The Challenge in the department store.


heart beats fast

pounding sounds

in my ears

adrenaline moving fast

through my veins

as my eyes spy the stairs

metal slowly moving

yellow strip at the front

on the edge

the body gets ready

as my friend anxiety arrives

still sarcastic I can be

moving back and forth

back and forth

hesitation

perspiration

lip biting

if I don’t hurry people

will push in

deep breaths

a tightening

of the tummy

yellow line

coming into sight

but it seems faster now

one two here I go

my body shakes

from head to toe

energy dissipating within

relief mixed with pride

I felt triumphant

momentarily

but

as I step off

I ask myself

the same reoccurring question

when did escalators

become so scary?






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Debbie Dalton
Debbie Dalton
10 de fev. de 2023

i have always since a child been terrified of escalators !

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