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Ode to My Knees
Ode to My Knees
Mixed Media, Framed
4" x 4"

Oh, feckless gam-hinges,
you used to spring me
forward, frog-like,
into hopscotch.

Your dimpled youth
compelled boys’ glances,
and when ball fit socket
you could Taekwondo a kick.

Elbow-ish benders, you have
lost the art of skipping.
Age erased your slim
assurance of a smooth dance.

Now dogleg, you’re a crook,
a poor articulation
of my need to swivel, change
my axis, blow this joint.

Mary Bast, Eeek Love