The mechanics of falling

the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone
but neither’s connected to the eye bone.

what once the sinews did remember
without resort to math
is now in doubt, in life’s December
we walk a crooked path

trusting not our gyroscopes
that used to keep us balanced
trying to keep our highest hopes,
but vertically challenged

at the stairs on weakened knees
we grip the wooden railing
we used to take them by the threes
but confidence is failing

crocs and socks and velcro shoes
are all the rage these days
be careful of the path you choose
and watch your wending ways!

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