By Peggy DeStefano


Chubby mother earth
     Has more rolls
          Than I know what to do


I decide to crisscross her body
     And with a determined snowplow
          I corset her in


Braver, I become
      Knees bent, ski poles tucked
      under my baby bird wings
           I try for flight


Pride before the fall
     Has me believing
          I look like ski patrol

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