Have I been left behind?
Did you all choose a step forward
I once wasn’t sure I would ever be ready to take?
Now I stand at the base
Of these towering stairs.
I stare up at a peak I fear I won’t touch
But whisper I now know I want,
As my legs feel weighted with the wait
And my mind jumps ahead in a rush.
Within this relentless progression of time,
I watch naïve plans climb up and out of reach…
And I stay…
Waiting for that something to come–
That one damn thing–
That neither you, I, or anyone else can teach.
–Written by Sandy Heights