Poems of the Week

Jumping to Conclusions

by Alex Steelsmith

“[Ski jumping] is ‘one of the most eating-disorder plagued sports’… ‘If you’re lighter, you have an advantage’…
‘There will be consequences to not fueling your body how it should be fueled, maybe not right away, but over time.’”

The Miami Herald

Lightfully flightfully,
underweight ski jumpers
riding the breeze

find in the long run that
diets can put them out
over their skis.