To Jump This Sierra Town – Lara Gularte
To Jump This Sierra Town
In a world of concrete,
a kinetic kind of art,
the board comes alive.
You make it leap like a new animal,
jump the town.
Not a surfboard,
but a mountain skateboard.
Smooth sliding, sailing,
over waves of asphalt, concrete.
Legs need a new journey,
not pushed by natural forces
but by your own piloting.
Kickflipping over a hedge,
high rising, smooth slide of feet,
roar of wheels, the hurtle downward.
No smashing into shore or surf,
but a freefall, then a crash on hard pavement.
A brace-boot for healing
till the next time, to challenge
gravity, and seize freedom.