23 August 2015

Wanted

Featherlite Reacher




One human reacher to lift a reacher
laying flat on the floor, lying still and
flatly refusing to fetch rose-colored
eye glasses fallen alongside my feet
in their sneakers that just might carefully
wedge either object between them to lift
knees bent to a nearby coffee table.




Visiting  Poetry Pantry #266 at Poets United

Physical therapy comes through again!  


Copyright © 2015  S.L.Chast








15 comments:

Gabriella said...

There are times when we rely on assistance but if the assistance fails us, all we are left with is a feeling of mere vulnerability. I hope you are making progress, Susan.

Mary said...

I know these kinds of reachers. They don't always work as well as one would hope they will.

So glad to see you in the Pantry, Susan. You have been missed. Hope you are recovering well!

C.C. said...

Just think of all the poetry that will come out of your physical therapy and recovery experience! Glad to see you back. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery :-)

X said...

I hope that someone is there to help you out Susan. And that you are into the healing process. PT is not joke. I had to do it for my legs a long time ago. Those reachers are not all they are cracked up to be.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You need a BACKUP reacher to reach the fallen reacher. LOL. I can absolutely relate to this conundrum, and hope someone comes by soon. It is a JOY to see you in the Pantry!!!!! Yay!

thotpurge said...

Speedy recovery!

brudberg said...

Oh I hope you are coming along. When every simple matter becomes an ordeal it's hard to benefit from rose colored glasses.

NataĊĦa Dolenc said...

Sometimes we fall and struggle at what once was easy for us.

claireylove said...

Oh my - that sounds like some acrobatic feat! Hope it's getting easier each day for you. Thanks for sharing your recovery with these tantalising, tongue tying lines x

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Often a person relies on assistance to help them get through a difficult time.. and a time comes when no further assistance is required. Hope your healing process is coming along nicely.. its good to see you again!!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Magaly Guerrero said...

I opened your post in front of our Little Princess, and she said, "Look, Ma-Magaly, your de-crippler!"

I hope the healing moves swiftly and permanent, dear Susan. ♥

Sumana Roy said...

so nice to see you at the Pantry today Susan...hope you are progressing well...and I second C.C. :)

G L Meisner said...

The reacher is useful but not always the best solution.

Torie said...

Physical therapy will strengthen you in so many ways! I hope you're on your way to a good recovery, Susan!

dsnake1 said...

wishing you a speedy recovery, Susan.
liked that 'choppy' feel to your poem. :)