I’d never felt so nervous before in my life…

I’d never felt so nervous before in my life.
We were at 12,000 feet.
‘Are you ready?’ he shouted.
I gave a nervous thumbs up.
THREE. TWO. ONE…
‘Geronimo!’

I’d never felt so nervous before in my life.
Broken down in a lay-by
the middle of nowhere, the middle of the night
anxiously awaiting
a flashing orange light.

I’d never felt so nervous before in my life.
Convert this penalty and we’d win the football world cup.
I stepped up and to my disbelief
slotted
it
home.

I’d never felt so nervous before in my life.
The judge looked at his notes. Looked over the rim of his glasses. Looked at the jury. Verdict?
Not guilty.