She stands with her back to the cliff edge
camera poised arm’s length
capturing the indigo sky and craggy canyon below.
She moves her head into the frame,
poses just right
eyes wide to disguise an intruding brow,
daring smile to impress friends.
Tilting the camera to capture more
she inches back
and back yet farther.
A pebble shifts beneath her foot
and she slips…
plunging into the abyss.