when your body deserts you

and you find yourself


on your way down to the floor

or stairs or unforgiving concrete and stone

you forge a connection with fear

that you only thought you knew


motion, moving, changing location

become acts fraught with danger and anxiety

things to be avoided whenever possible

but necessary to live

to be faced and overcome


now i watch people

merely out for a simple walk

striding easily with no apparent thought

i watch with envy and longing

remembering how little i understood

the simple gift of walking

9/24/18 LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott