Alex Caliri // SURGERY

I woke up, mind in a cloud

A light beeping, wires

along the bedside

Awaken from a horrible sleep

and an ache in my hip, a gnat

persistent and annoying


A step, my first step

What is to be a new beginning

and an adventure to come.

I fall, and the journey begins


Day after day, week after week,

One step, one fall

A simple task turned

impossible, something that took

a babyhood to find

and was now lost


Friends and Family

Those who catch me when I fall

Support me, and push me

And to take something that was lost

and make a dream

A reality