If I tighten every muscle
I can still
bend over backwards,
when occasion –
when family -
demand it.
I can still be

The trouble is, once there,
I’m sure that standing up
(for myself)
- turning upright again -
will shatter something

I get sea-sick looking
at the world from this
improbable angle.
But, really, Doctor,
what’s a little discomfort
compared to
the crushing alternative?

Part of the Anatomy project

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