I put steps in place
I set myself
planting a foot
in each placed step
before I understood the distance,
before I understood the time,
without knowing what my view would be,
A problem I have presented,
to myself, in the past,
in the wake of a new dream, includes -
how vividly I remember the big picture,
the unforgettable scene.
And also, how I fail to remember -
the tiny details of passing time.
Dreams have fooled me and I have thought -
I experienced them in waking life.
I have fooled myself and thought - that dreams
could never be experienced in waking life.
For big, shiny, fluttery dreams don't appear
in one piece of this world -
they appear as pieces, picked up
while taking soft, thoughtful steps
So now I take them,
with little heed,
with little speed,
with little grace.
I take steps.