Tony Colella has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, where he’s now a Geography Ph.D. student. He’s also a photographer and he co-hosts the podcast The Imaginaries (available on iTunes and Soundcloud). He’s published poems, short stories, and essays, most recently in Essay Daily, Scissors and Spackle, dirtcakes, and Saltwater Quarterly.
Acceleration In our age of supermen I must choose my building carefully lethal height, but not tall enough to be of regular interest. Too, I'll jump around 7:30 & the day isn't yet one or its other. Still light enough for me, from 33 stories to watch them criss X cross the sky filled with every savior and eye we could possibly want. I leap & mistake wind for forgetting. No arms to catch though he rushes behind me. These moments I spare for triumph to see in my hero regrets like lost envelopes like the red tail a kite cut free or pulled too sharply.