Two seemingly unrelated anecdotes

1.  the grease from the hamburgers 

starts a fire on the grill

smoke billows out

disturbing a previously impervious

colony of wasps

2. a smartphone next to the ballerina-slippered left foot

Of the tinier girl 

plays a song about eating disorder

as the taller girl bemoans 

I am scared.  This is higher than you went

In the staircase of the rock wall

The tiny child raises her hands

Just hold on tight and come down 

One foot at a time

And if you fall

…I will catch you