She was never the same after falling –
never walked right,
never thought right.
In her mind something rattled,
shook apart like loose-leaf pages
from a wind-borne book.
We watched her go
from someone easily familiar
to someone strange,
that fall marking the border between
life and death where she hurtled
to earth as though to be let in.
Sharon Scholl is a retired college professor in Atlantic Beach, FL. Her poetry has been published in Third Wednesday and Raleigh Review, and she has published a chapbook through Yellowjacket Press. As a musician/composer, she maintains a website to give away choral music to small churches. Her activities currently center on service with arts and education boards, her poetry group, a lifelong learning community, and being a mom and grandma.