Pith: Toes

29 Sep 2021

I saw a kick
on video
on YouTube
A Golden Kick
someone I’ve never met
may never meet
Yet something in his foot
something in the way he moved
the way he stood
Bouncing out
Full of play
Something in his play
Tears rush out
my chest a ball
rooted in my gut
rooted in my groin
rooted in my feet
Sand so long ago
A hill of sand
A dead end
House with an owl
A cockatoo
And a brother long lost
a bed like a boat
but on land
My feet
once stretched up
to fly like that
Before they put
casts on them
So I would walk
like everyone else
So I wouldn’t walk
Like me.