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  • I think he’s found his sport at last.

    Is this the shy boy too cautious to walk
    Scuttling crab-like mostly fearing
    All hesitations?
    Prudence was his middle name.
    He makes me save spiders,
    Talks with geckos,
    Recognising himself in their earth-bound crawl

    And now…
    Up and up
    Too fast
    Too fearless
    He climbs away and leaves us
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