We teach the best by stumbling
in ways we thought we knew,
and stubbing toes on drywall till
we find the way to stalk.
The cleanly path, the painful-less
that smooths its way around
like silken shoes is bound to lose
the strength of real and talk.
And so we strive to go the way
that never skips a cross
that lays like grace in all our ways
and privileges our walk.