A Small Step

From hopeless romantic…
to helpless rheumatic…
A small step.

From hip hop to hip op
A small (and creaky) step.

From naughty nights to ‘nighty nights’,
attitude to gratitude,
appealing to appalling,
festive to festered,
inspired to insipid,
A very very, very small step

And loving…
..to losing.
(just one consonant apart)
A small (but painful) step.

Time was, I would stare at the stars
and wonder,
Now, I wander up the stairs and I wonder…
…Why am I here?

creeping up…
…on you.
Step by stealthy
Unseen, unheard.
Grandmothers’ footsteps.


© Michaela Morgan