She likes to feel the ground below, learning fast to watch for dangers.
She sprints so fast, for one so young, unhindered by straps and leather.
Her feet feel the rough and smooth, preparing for life’s journey.
She learns to tread gently on some ground, where others she can pound.
Thorns and stings can slow her down, but she’d rather those than blisters.
Scrapes and cuts stop her, with a cry, but quickly she recovers.
Her skin, so young, is quick to heal – and determined to adventure.
– © Sarah Lee, 2012