Looking down

We are looking at

our feet walking,

watching each step,

and counting the toes

as they push along

the concrete paths,

the dusty lanes

and the soft and green

expanses that open out

into nature’s grand offering.


We so carefully watch

the progress of our feet

and so warmly praise ourselves

for how far we have come;

but in looking down and in

observing our limited world

for so damn long,

the great drop is not seen ahead,

not seen till the feet fall

and the toes do not

move ahead anymore.