Fall down seven times

Fall down seven times

Stand up eight

Instructs the Japanese proverb

Our falls can be the briefest of stumbles

Where no one else but us even notices

Or they can be loud and messy collapses

That leave us bruised and embarrassed

But we stand up

Even when it is painful and awkward

We stand up again and again

we take a breath

we walk on.


July 2017


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