Let the word roll around in a brain for moment, then write about it for ten minutes – fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
We crawl when we can’t walk
We crawl when we’re desperate
We crawl when we have no other choice
I’ll crawl if I have to,
I’ll crawl if it’s easier
I’ll crawl if I feel like it
To make you laugh
To make it there faster
To amuse myself
I won’t be held bound by your cultural strictures
I won’t pretend that I’m like you
I won’t stand so firm that I break
I’ll crawl like a willow, like bamboo, and
I’ll live to see another day.