A Walking Man Never Understands

They say, to pull yourself up by your bootstraps ,
but if they knew,
I can’t stand
or that my leg’s
are wobbly and weak.
Do you think,
they’d be telling me to get off my knee’s,
to stand on my own two feet?
Not to set on my hand’s
but to really rise,
and stand to use my feet?

Really man, get a grip.
I use a walker or a stick.

Amanda Shelton