Fragile, first steps on linoleum
chubby arms, extended, balance
is instinctual, fallling inevitable.
Childhood, early thoughts watch
catch and comparison, running
small hills begin, bottom n top.
Courtship, words learnt
til they read, sweaty hands
stories compelling summer,
a shdy tree, in relief of a room.
Bleeds, nose where it is struck,
lips swell, Muppets hold sway
kids at the movies, descending of age.
Poetry, first sentence, lined paper
mirror to motive, crossed out emotion
doubtless ink, merciful scars.