Notes from other days: I crashed

 

I crashed. 

I crossed a rail road track just shallow, shy of perpendicular and skid across the pavement on my belly, jacket ruined. Handle bars twisted.

I feel shame and the stiffness in my jaw and my slick red skinless knee , down to the white. The swelling is down by half after an evening watching ice melt at elevation. It was a stupid mistake.

Bruises tomorrow. Scabs the day after that. 

Written on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:18am