Walking (romeo stories)


human2Close your eyes
recall a day at the
beach sunny children
playing in the sand
and you are there
running and laughing
jumping up and down
rolling on the towel
laying in the sand
like a walrus

When I close my eyes
I can imagine those things
but only imagine
I only walk with braces
and crutches
I can’t remember the
feelings of sand underfoot
or jumping or simply
walking
I don’t recall walking
without these
accoutrements

With eyes open
I’ve decided to shuck
the old knee
get a new one
giddy
relieved
moved
I will walk again
jump run
laugh