you’re walking

demi feet
and curled in toes
waddle wobble
happy pose
merry gasp
and elbows high
falter, plop
and ever rise
day by day
your eyes grow lighter
midnight blue
to sky and water
as your sister’s
did before you
just as her steps
planted surely
ducky boy
it’s you and she
that show the dim
to lighter be
with every pace
and starry face
your easy heart
illuminates.

firsts-steps-1943

The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.
-Psalm 37:23

image: First Steps, Pablo Picasso

4 thoughts on “you’re walking

  1. WOW! Emily! just beautiful and colorful and textured and light and airy and……and….. – really wonderful. thank you for this.

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