Poetry Challenge Day 187 (Sat Apr 9)
Engage, Engage, Engage…
Engage the foot with the boot
Engage the boot with the ski
Engage the ski with the snow.
Transition, Transition, Transition…
Transition weight to new ski before the turn
Transition ski rotation in unison
Transition eyes to new turn location.
Do it without thinking
you are now a master
or as a good instructor might say
you are now executing “cogautomously.”
There is no such thing as a master.
This poem is dedicated to Eric. Eric is a ski instructor at Alta. His knowledge of skiing will change your life (or at least your skiing). A day spent with Eric is the first step towards becoming “cogautomous” with your skis.