footsteps

you circled my life

with your gentle little footsteps

as I circled watching you

your past, your present, your future

became clearer to me by the day

when I trailed you, you became the little girl

that I wanted to carry home

the circles I made with my footsteps

encircled yours

and before long

we glided in gaily laughter and harmony

to the beat of our hearts

and those footsteps

shall continue to make meaningful formations

in ode to our willingness

not to side step one another

not to overtake each other

not to step on each other

.

let our footsteps

be our promise when we come close

let it guide us

in the circles of our life

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