Ignoring Safety Advice

in the beginning
i remember thinking
i will never

ever board one
of those dodgy
carnival rides

circling fiestas
their steel support
posts levelled out

on rocks and pieces
of concrete rubble.
but yeh, i did.

and yeh, i do.
you change your

ignoring safety advice
you allow yourself
to become, to be

part of something
and in the letting go
something wonderful happens

© 2016 Melinda Irvine

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.


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