Funny I forgot

What I used to be able to do

Biking, running, lifting

People look at me and I know

They see a slow moving

Shuffling old man

Gingerly trying to

Reach down and pick up

What he has dropped

That is just me now

Any day now my muscles will start working again

My joints will loosen up

I might not spring into action

But maybe there will be a


Of my old self

I’m not sure how this all happened

But here I am today

I’d like to have a day without constraints

On my legs

Without pain splashing me like a brush

But the upside is

That I can only focus on taking

Care of myself

Others used looked to me for care

Now all I can do

Is watch my step.

FXC  9/5/15

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