JUMPER

Roots and vines that crawl along

This lowly bower, stumbling

On the sky, flexing tendril,

Stump and stem as you set

Amorphous skill

Against the highest rung,

Young and automatic,

Building spring and power,

Unconscious of the kill,

Breakout, run,

And take your one 

Striding, humble,

But ecstatic leap to sun.