Back to the Bottom


Kids scaling a wall
Climbing to the top
The one stops
Swirls of emotion accompany the stillness
It’s amazing how chaos can still reach us
The one falls
Landing on the ground,
Back to the bottom
Staring at the bricks
Wondering how to get started
From so quickly falling
This takes grit
Starting all over again
Pressing repeat
Finding redemption
Deciding to start over
Most of the fallen don’t
The bottom is crawling with agony
That wall is too high for me
But the wall doesn’t get any shorter
Nor do the sorrows
The souls keep wondering
Never dipping another toe in the water
As the one with grit will soon return to conquer the bottom’s monsters

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