Words: Just one step

I wonder sometimes
who put chips up there
to fall one day
Who decided another
shoe must drop
And what the hell
that means at all
I wonder who made
the river deep
mountain high
For I and you and we
to climb
no matter what
These clouds
flying high
arduous ascent
light as feathers
You looked at me
my worn out heels
and said
it’s just one step
and then the next
I laughed
and showed you blisters
aching limbs
and anchors
You said
courage, my friend
All we’ll ever have
when the sky’s
about to fall
are hands
and hearts
tuned to caring
So step
just one step
[From Michele’s prompt: “Courage”]

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