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.

Cross-walk around

have you ever cross-walked?
i know i haven’t.
i think i’ve crawled,
walked, maybe even
criss-crossed,
but cross-walk?
i’ve walked across
a cross, although
not on Jesus’
i don’t need to be religious
to respect their idols.
i figure this kind of
walk would prove cumbersome,
much like the word,
cumbersome.
such a mouthful,
which i don’t think
you’d want when
doing a cross-walk.