Front to back
How to dip the spoon
And not spread ice cream everywhere.
All these things confused him.
He knew hundreds of subway stops
Train car facts
A brain stuffed With specific trivia
Couldn’t navigate putting on a pair of pants.
Ice cream trips
Seeing more cream running across a hand, dropped on the table, smeared node to ear.
You get anxious
What am I supposed to do to help when modeling and breaking into steps fails.
Why are the world so filled with eyes?
If the littlest thing is a massive peak
Rising forth on our horizon
How can big things every be done?
Yet one day he wanted huge
That’s water pounding you all around
Even with help.
I felt daunted.
But he walked from the water victorious.
Overwhelmed by sensation.
Looking like mile 25 of a marathon.
Til he realized
That was him!
He did it.
Then smiles beamed.