I went ice skating this afternoon,
But didn’t expect to quit so soon.
The ice was smooth and hard like glass.
Perfect conditions for skating fast.
Right away I leaped to spin.
I landed clean so I leapt again.
The second jump didn’t go so well.
My ankle popped and then I fell.
I slid across and smacked the wall.
It truly was a spectacular fall.
My friend shrieked and called the doctor.
I think my screaming really shocked her.
Luckily it was just a sprain.
Not too much damage, but lots of pain.
So now I’m watching, now I’m waiting.
Now I sit with my leg elevating.
The doctor says, “Warm up before skating!”
I will. . . When I’m done rehabilitating.
Copyright CM Dixon Feb 2013