Dare Devil

He bungee jumped the tallest bridge,
the one in China.  It required
a lot of lies to authoritarian
authorities.  The thrill
was shorter than he expected.
Elsewhere in China, someone built
a higher one.  The authorities
are on to him.  It will be hard.
He's working on it.

For sustanence until then, he
flies a wing suit from whatever
is tall with an unobstructed view.

When time comes, he plans
to ride the thermals
in Hell.

“Dare Devil” first appeared in Austin Best Poetry 2017-2018.

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