Monday, May 29, 2006

PT at The Highlands II

PT at The Highlands


You think you understand the young man’s frustration

How to find the one in 5,7,9 figures after jazzing in 4s

This patient had just one knee surgery. Cried before,

today she sighs, sweeps her wool wrapped foot from side to side,

her stiff leg straight before her, glides.

She seeks approval, bats mascara’d eyes: Better. He agrees

No more tears. You must relax. You need to try.

This redheaded bunny can hop away

over those unable to stand, who tip, waver, sway

barely lift limp arms, heads lolling, tanks,

ventilators whispering near, those frozen, stuck

on the down beat, waiting to dethaw, like you.

Akua Lezli Hope

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