I’d look beyond the edge with careful eye
I’d ponder over distance, speed, and say,
“‘Tis dangerous, so much could go awry.
“The physics are against you every way.”
You see those safe and placid waters ‘neath
The silver construct tempting in it’s height
But why? When jagged rocks that look like teeth
Hide there, with hungry fish that eye your plight.
A fear comes over me with chilly hand
I am alone, they all are falling free
They’ve gone, and now I think I understand
What prompted them to jump and not foresee.
Forgive me, friends, as I approach the ledge
The last I think is of a steely dredge.