New Sport

By: Angela Clem

Lead between my eyes,
it moves faster than you think.

I know it’s hard to tell from your point of view,
but it’s almost impossible for me to realize it even
happened in the first place

Don’t worry.

The probability of failure is so slim, it’s basically
nonexistent. And even if I took the initiative to whisper
in your ear, you wouldn’t believe me,
because you never did.

I see it coming, and at that very moment I know
I have an infinite time to move out of its way,
Plenty of opportunity
to change my mind
and dodge it
Or catch it

I’ve never been much of a hand-eye
coordination girl, anyway.