Forwards, Ultimately

straight lines aren’t natural.
remember that, when you take each step
and worry that they’re not quite one foot
in front of the other. it isn’t possible
to keep on going without a little wobble
here and there, now and then.
you’ll get to where you’re going.
you might get lost along the way,
might wander off the path,
might get distracted by things here and there but still
you’ll get there in the end.
sometimes you need to look backwards
to appreciate how far you’ve come.
it’s fine, so long as you never, ever
stop looking forwards as you go one,
two, one, two, an eternal march
in a meandering line.