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Homo Sapiens Middleio Agedus Ambulatoris: A Field Guide

National Poetry Month/Poem a Day

By Chuck EtheridgePublished 12 months ago 1 min read
Homo Sapiens Middleio Agedus Ambulatoris: A Field Guide
Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash

If the specimen takes

Short mincing

Rapid steps

Its feet hurt

If the specimen lurches

Side to side

Like ET

It has knee problems

If the specimen stops

Swinging one whole

Side forward

It has a damaged hip

If the specimen walks

Perfectly upright

Knees bent

It has poor balance

If the specimen leans forward


Walking rapidly

It has a bad back

If the specimen

Does all of the above

It’s probably



About the Creator

Chuck Etheridge

Novelist, Teacher, Transplanted West Texan, Reluctant Poet

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