Falling through space

Did I only begin falling

through space

when I left the earth’s atmosphere?

Or have I always been falling


Through a chasm of the universe

Expecting to crash into something solid?

I know the crash will come

But not today.


I fall further

Through an invisible floor

Which neither hurts nor heals.

I know the crash will come.

The tinny sound of my breath

Bounces off the inside

Of my helmet.

I am alive.