“If you have to ask, you’ll never know.” — Helga, Hey Arnold!
Walking is the most basic of movements, and most of us do it automatically, without thinking. But vertical posture and bipedal locomotion require a marvel of skeletal engineering…
I can’t stop
that belong to my mother.
When I reach to put the cup or bowl
down, I miss.
The hiss of ice melting in the glass
solid into liquid.
A bead of condensation descends,
leaving a slickened path in its wake.
A drop of sweat slides down my chest