First Steps


you just took that step

that formidable first step

off the precipice

you are now standing on thin air

you did not fall, crash, burn, and die

and the world did not come to an end

nothing failed

you didn’t fail

the whole top didn’t blow off

there is no starless dark

but a sky filled with stars

and you did that

you leapt off the edge

and imagined that the world could be different

you filled the world with awe

and imagined you could be different