Lost my parents
When they were still parents.
Failed primary exams
And snapped life’s actual exams
Too young to see they were exams.
As a limping bear, I’ve crawled
Managing to reach the next craal
Moving up thinking my options are only crawls
Not sure when a clearing would end my crawl.
Before I crossed the streams
Before I could part the seams
Without knowledge of dreams
Or how to stretch past the unknown streams
Yes, even how to reach, give life to dreams.
While still a tensile sapling
I’ve been a sun to other saplings.
Still tenderly nurturing my branch with birds shaded in my sapling.
And my second growing branch baobabs, teaks wondering at my ugly duckling.
Now I’m growing a third branch amidst a forest fireling.
Thru Your stomata, and roots, I’m looking past a seedling.
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