Up one, down two, up six, down three--
each stair up a mystery,
each stair down an opportunity.
Flight after flight
fight after fight--
sweat trickling and heart pounding.
The spiral staircase enables us to see one another.
When you tire, I come to you.
When you surge, I follow you.
When I stumble, you add stability.
When I jump, you bound with me.
The flights are limitless, and the view from the top is unknown;
climbing with you makes taking the stairs worthwhile.