To Be Able

One foot in front of the other,
one step at a time, 
regaining your balance with every stride,
growing more confident each time,
to be able to walk.

Opening your mouth,
mouthing terms,
producing a sound that has meaning,
forming words that make them smile,
to be able to speak.

Opening a book,
staring at a line,
comprehending the sentences,
reciting the story with beautiful cadence,
to be able to read.

Holding his hand,
lips touching,
hearts beating in harmony,
moving with the rhythms of his body,
to be able to love him.


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