to compare it
to the first steps of a young calf
doesn't do it justice.
to say it's like the first flight
of an eaglet,
petrifying and liberating,
doesn't begin to describe it.
life Becoming less and less like you thought it would be
more and more satisfying. exhilarating.
this is the Beginning. this is where it Starts.
running, not walking
into the glacial water that stings your skin
and wakes you