For My Brother

I watched you learn to ride

A bike first with no stabilisers

Fearless,

And that’s how you and life collide

Front flipping off the edge of cliffs

Teaching me you can’t dream without diving

 

The fire born in your veins

Will sometimes change

To bursting moments of

Confused existence

Sometimes they will birth an unexpected life line

(Both will keep you going).

 

There is no shadow of mine

you will ever fit into