Darling Daughter (continued)

Dear Darling Daughter
You know what is funny?
It is that we all walk on water.

You don’t get blisters,
Or fallen arches,
You don’t get footsore, water is such eternal stuff.

But the next step,
You never have taken.
The next step goes
Where you never have been.

And not just for you,
You look to me for reassurance of some sort, but
It is true for me,
As well.

I haven’t been there either.

I do know the edge of the world,
You can fear to fall off of,
Is simply the step you didn’t take.

There is no real, lasting loss
In the courage it takes to truly live.

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