Not Able

I have a yawning leg

and a toothy foot.

Bells ring in my buttock and

a nail firmly in my heel.

I have rubber in my kneecap

and steel in my shin.

Wire tightly coils

this eggshell skin.

 

How he wants to learn

to be like his brother,

Quick and able,

never fragile.

 

How he knows

he will never

 

Outlive his cane.

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