Tiptoes and Leaps

Life rarely falls into a steady gait

On a linear sidewalk, narrow and straight

But is a whimsical series of tiptoes and leaps

Along precarious tightropes, down hair-raising steeps

Across the fast-flowing rapids of water below

Springing onto a jagged line of slippery stones

Sometimes in this overwhelming, Olympian feat

We overlook those brief moments so tranquil and sweet

When we rest for a moment beneath a shade tree

Or pause on a mountain peak to breathe and to see

All the beauty that exists in this world far and near

All the reasons for living that we hold so dear.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

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