Marshall Elementary, San Francisco
Mission Graduates After School Program
By Jhonny Rodriguez
I used to rely on the hardness and the safety it gave me until, it disappeared.
Now, I rely on my fingers who keep me safe and stable.
One slip and I fall to my doom.
Deep down inside I am scared, but on the out I try my best to show my bravery.
I continue to climb this endless mountain
my foot slips
my fingers weaken
they are my only hope
my fingers start to slip
I swing my foot in one last desperate attempt of survival
it’s not enough.
Fear grips my heart
I snap out of it with the instructor calling my name
“Jhonny are you ready for the mountain climb?”