Some fail to fall because they cling on tightly (with tiny hooks on their legs)
Even without legs, some cling on with leg-like features and tiny hooks
seeds suddenly seem like arthropods.
Spiky ‘leg’ hooks of seeds and arthropods. Excerpt from Legless Travel, 2018
Others fail to fall because they get stuck on their way down.
wasp in web — pine needles caught in resin of their own tree.
All there was left to do
let go, drop down.
but it wasn’t as simple as that.
even when you fall you
can get stuck on your way down
caught in web, hover above void —
immobilised by sticky resin.
Do you fall or not?
is it because you get stuck on your way down, or because you have a crafty way of clinging on?
and which one is better? Sometimes it’s better to let go, even if it means you fall.