Jello shooter

running on empty.
a loaded gun
filled with blanks,
jello can’t pull the trigger.
gelatinous grip caves
in upon itself.
it only has
oneself to grab,
and even then,
that’s questionable.

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Hut, hike, live

one foot behind,
the other in front.
what’s next?
planted firm, does one
uproot for higher ground?
stability secured by
a mobility that’s not.
forward momentum
achieved laterally.
shuffle and stutter gains
not typically rushed.
goals determined by
distance over time,
one must plan
for fumbles.