Quietly stepping out on ice
Whispering pleas for a safe crossing
Feet slipping, arms extended, palms ready
For a swift and sudden fall,
Taking deep but shaky breaths
In a Herculean attempt to stay balanced.
Isn’t life an unexpected skating adventure
On a patch of thin, splintering ice?
Prepared for a plunge into freezing water
Stunned when you make it to the other side?