One Step

“One
step at
a time”,
she said
with
a
loose
gait,
cornbread hips,
and a
smile
that gave
way
to the
rhythm
of the
Euphrates,
and depth
of the
rain forest.
She
lowered
herself
down to
Earth only
to feel
her
deep steps
in
the red clay,
Mesopotamian-style,
like the
wind
in between
these words.
“One day
at a
time” is all
she said
but we
understood
that
long
before she
walked
in
between
the crevices.

M.C. Davis

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2 thoughts on “One Step

  1. As I read this I had visions of mother earth. I could see her making her way across the continents with a swagger and easy of step…

  2. so many poets use this style and it’s difficult to follow (like mine, for example) but yours is so approachable making me think I can still do it. Huh. I wish I were you right now! : )

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