Perhaps that is why
edges are so compelling –
each is a temptation.
For the dVerse poetics prompt “edges and fringes” . I chose path #1: 1. Write a poem using the word edge.
I like the idea of edges, literal and metaphorical, because they’re frightening but empowering. They’re decision points that give you pause to think, while also presenting options.
Literal, physical edges are fascinating – I remember standing near the edge of the Bight many years ago, which is an absolute discontinuity (a step function, or first order transition for the technical people) – flat red-yellow earth on one side as far as the eye could see, endless ocean on the other and a vast vertical drop between them. Standing on an edge like that, you can’t help but think… what if I just stepped off?