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Fade: A Surfing Poem

Fade by Philip Scott Wikel

A Surfing Poem

knowing the wave

so well as

to turn left

and fade

on a right breaking face


drop knee turn

in the trough

and pulling the rail high

and toward trim,

a clean line

and a rocket sleigh ride through the section


the elasticity of a rubber band and

the distance it can stretch

before it breaks


the elasticity of life

and pushing

‘til you know


and when

to pull the rail toward perfect trim

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