The Man with Inverse Gravity

A shaky fellow and bald,
holding on for dear life
to things nailed down,
deeply rooted,
or heavy enough.
He told me if he ever let go
he’d fall up
and hurtle through the atmosphere
like a sad balloon leaving the circus.
He wears his shoes three sizes too big,
so his family can know where he met his end.
Once I saw him hugging a tree in an open field.
I wondered how he got there
and if he would ever get back.

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Christian M Heidicker  Christian M Heidicker's website currently resides in Japan where he feels the thrum of the country beneath his feet and listens to the wind for stories both lovely and strange. He has directed award winning films, produced plays in New York, penned travelogues for the lost and confused, and released small creatures into the world for people to ponder. He currently lives an alternate life as a cartoon character at The Incompletes and is hard at work on his first book How Mabel Saved King Mulu with a Needle and Purple Thread.