Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Marilyn Peretti: "Stepping Lightly"

We walk on air every day,
the weight of our bodies
pressing our luck, pressing
through time and space,
one single chance
to stomp our heavy foot upon
tender green fragility, or
with our wings of diplomacy
spread wide, float along
the line of life we’re given,
crushing nothing in our path.

"Stepping Lightly" by Marilyn Peretti. Text as published in Lichen: Poems of Nature (Splendid Press, 2013). © Marilyn Peretti. Reprinted by permission of the poet.  

Art credit: Photograph appears to be from this foreign-language site.

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