spacer Carpenter's Insight

The knee gave way today
In typical surprising style,
Not that I'd been doing
Something dangerous,
Just the usual hammer and nail.

But if I'd been plying the cutoff
Or climbing the sixteen footer
Or even only roughsaw ripping,
I'd be a bloody nasty mishap.

So I think I'll do what Doc proposed
All but a decade ago,
Get my sapless knee
Steady braced,
And then, God willing,

Jaymista 2004