One pebble

Seems insignificant

A mere speck

In the landscape

Of life

Imagine collecting

One pebble

Each day

Of your life

Some are smooth

Some are very sharp

More like fragments

You feel them

In your pockets

They pierce you

The weight

Of the load

Becomes more noticeable

Pressing down

On the fragments

The pain

Is ever present

A reminder

That what

Is underfoot

And collected

Along the way

Is wonderful

And dreadful

The weight of it all

Is a stark reminder

That life is a test

Of resiliency

To be able to

Shoulder the load

While inching ever closer

To your destination