I hear myself say it too often.
I probably just fucked up again.
Maybe you broke me,
Perhaps it's my astonishment, quite possible since I'm great.
Until you tell me I'm not.
I "fell down the stairs" for the fourth time this year.
My favorite nurse has concern in her eyes as she wraps my shoulder.
The stairs, huh?
Yeah, the stairs.
I fake a smile and try not to give it away.
But I see her walk to the desk in the hall
and pick up the phone.
My flat smile becomes non-existent.