Zach Savich Flywheel

It has no purpose except it lets
the motion go. It trades
it in and trades in—see, here—
misdirection. See that
kid with a
yo-yo? It’d mean the world
to him if you
cut it at its
peak. A peak depends
on falling. The trick is
proving the peak is
relatively higher once you
drop by
dropping further than,
oh, the fallen sky
of snow going unhurriedly down
on this statue’s lap. But first see this
new trick this
kid’s been failing at. It’s called
Just Try Me. Then
he knots up the string and it’s called
Forget Me First. Sarah
is starting the eleventh grade.
She says she wants a tattoo of the ocean,
no waves.


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