I have never been able to reach very high.
At five foot,
the top shelves in the kitchen
have always been too far to stretch,
and I have to stack book shelves
so that my favourite are middling downwards
or I’d never stand a chance of reading them.
In supermarkets I rely on tall strangers,
to pass me items from the top shelf.
If I’m unlucky,
I rely on tall strangers to pass me items
from the top two shelves
while I stand awkwardly,
muttering thank yous and apologies
in that stereotypical
But I have learnt over time,
that just because something is out of my reach,
it is out of my grasp.
It just means I need to be creative,
getting up there.
Written For The Daily Post Prompt: Reach