ever notice about holding on
that you’re less secure
less sure-footed
when you hold on

by yourself,
on your own
foot in front of foot?
you’re almost there,
just walking.

once the thought comes in –
“hold on”
a little doubt enters,
a little shaky-ness.

so just walk,
foot after foot.
no, reach out.
there you are,
no doubt

Annick Abrams started grad school at 40 and is always with mind a-swirl, experiencing deep joy that transforms a swirling mind into words.