The third step

the 3rd step was not the first step
but I took it anyway

slowly but with strong willed intention
my surefooted strength found solidity
not on rooted ground
but in a step
on a stair
not frequented

the tool chest was old
that made the 3rd step
but the step was made well
and in a strong measured fashion

so I thanked the tool maker
with my folded fingers
and took the 3rd step
which was not the first step
and found solid footing again