A day that begins
with a missed, somewhat
vital call when I finally pick up
my phone to request traditional
assistance with morning pee.
I am lifted by hated metal contraption
with blue mesh that lifts body
from bed bypassing legs
too weak to hold weight.
I watch Secret Millionaire on ABC,
followed by Pat Summit documentary
that almost has this non-sports fan weeping.
I sit at my computer,
and I think,
“What was I complaining