My brother’s feet are like balloons
always rising to the sky,
light and airy they must be
never sticking to the ground.
Walks on his hands you see
one palm and then the other,
slow and steady, or round in circles,
palm patting all the way.
Bend down if you need to talk
bend down if you’d like a smile,
you’re free to join him if you can −
pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, POP!!
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).
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