In grade school PE we were forced to do chin-ups in front of the rest of the class
and some boys could barely do one, and were laughed at and teased, called pussies and worse.
But there were others, quiet kids from broken homes, who did many with perfect form
and dropped down when they were done with an icy glare,
having shown for the first time what they were made of.
While the other kids who struggled had to learn it was much more than that, the physical education,
and to prove it to the rest of the world,
the greater depths of grit that lift you up.