“PT” *

Physical Therapy,
Physical Torture,
Physical Torquemada,
Physical Tedium.
I am lying flat
on what can only be described
as a hospital gurney
where my knees
are being kneaded like some
soft, malleable bread dough.
Physical Troubles,
Physical Travails,
Physical Transformation?
Physical Therapy.
Can PT restore my body
to what it once was?
Not likely, I think,
in a green medicinal-smelling room
with the hurt, the limp, the halt,
and the hopeful.
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