Second Legs

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When I figured out that leg braces would never define me.

Submitted: September 13, 2012

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Second Legs

Plaster casts being constructed,

Removed by the blade of a circular saw.

When the casts were removed from my legs, my fear was momentary but raw.

A few weeks later in a shop,

A pair of clear plastic braces or second legs were used to aid me in standing up, walking, or were the braces a blatent description of my cerebral palsy; a useless prop.

I abolished these second legs,

When I found my humility,

I know this for certain,

I may have acknowledged my CP as my defining power but the negative aspects to which these second legs ascertain I will not down, relent or beg.

 

I shall stand on my own, even from my seated position without those plastic faux second legs.


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