Another Thing for Granted

another thing for granted

what if he said
"you'll never walk again" ? 

what would you miss the most?

i would miss
s t r e t c h i n g  my legs
after a terrible flight.

i would miss standing over the grill,
catching the heat of my floor furnace,
in the dead of winter.

or picking up a pencil off the floor
with my toes
like a monkey.

but most of all,
i think i would miss


just walking.