The Unthinkable

Walk me to a field

with a rope to the sky,

show me how to climb

but don’t question why.


Rest me on a beach

with shells rising from the sea,

show me how they pirouette

whilst balancing on a breeze.


Guard me in a storm

with a cloud that never lands,

show me how to hold

their wisdom in one hand.


Take me to a mountain

with one leap to its crown,

show me why they fear

being near the touch of ground.


Walk me to my home

whisper your last goodbye,

I’ll show you how you’ve given me wings

but don’t question why.


Julie Stevens

Julie Stevens writes poems for both adults and children. They sometimes reflect the impact MS has on her life. Her children’s poems have been published on Tyger Tyger Magazine, The Dirigible Balloon, Better Than Starbucks, Brian Moses’ blog, The Poetry Realm and The Reading Realm and in anthologies. She has two published adult pamphlets: Quicksand (Dreich, 2020) and Balancing Act (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2021).