Saturday, February 19, 2011

men run down hills
and have other skills

but the downhill run
can't be done
by my Phosphoros* feet
without proper technique
can it?

won't i trip?
strain, sprain or twist
an ankle, or
shatter
bone matter?

so i inquired
and one said nothing
as if sharing
was baring
his achilles heel

years later
i asked a different man
the same question in my mind
voiceless
and the young one ran
advice by me that
came quicker than his feet
down the slope as I stayed.
"just run"
"you keep your balance that way"

simple as that.

men run down hills
and have other skills
that, if willing to share,
allow girls to dare
too.




*here:  Greek name of Venus.