Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Brand New Day: Back to Basics

on March 21, 2019

I walk with a cane
Hiking staff put to new use
I like style and flair

Chic has its limits
No disguising poor balance
I sought therapy

Baby steps trained me
I’m a whiz on the gym floor
A wimp out-of-doors

Summoned my courage
Planned to navigate sidewalk
Leading home from church

Tucked cane under arm
Walked just like I remembered
Arrived unafraid

18 responses to “Brand New Day: Back to Basics

  1. Kudos, Viv. Next week you’ll be dancing with your cane like Gene Kelly!

  2. I love the power in this Ina, well done to you 🙂

  3. Lechfisch says:

    Nice one Ina! Glad to hear you got your stride back, and glad you rendered the story of it in haiku form for us to enjoy with you.

  4. kategresham says:

    Wonderful! You are one of my role models.

  5. hbsuefred says:

    “Old age is no place for sissies.” Bette Davis and I are right there with you!

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