Pull to Stand

Watching someone attempt 
to do something
for the first time

knowing it may be possible
a leap into mirror unknown
reaching for the attainable

in a hopefully safe environment
nevertheless with
swathes of saliva

on mesh or fragile plastic
guiding the way
tells me everything about

instinct and tenacity
resilience and strength
growth and stamina

I could ever hope to know
in a shining tiny human
it also in no uncertain terms

really freaks me out