Adam's Home by Andrew Scott


Adam wheels into his home,
a new man from the last time
he walked through the door.
Today, Adam wheels through.

One night in a fire building,
a collapse changed everything.
A leg trapped, burned, crushed
under the weight of the fallen walls.

The wheeling into a room,
dazed with no memory
of how the toes you feel
are not visible anymore.

Seeing what was not there
created a panic
that lasted months
when Adam was awake
or remembering in his sleep.

The pain that led Adam
to the new doorstep,
built so is chair could fit.
The ramps and wooden paths
do not go everywhere
but the family did try to make it right.

The wooden paths blocked
his daughter’s bouncy trampoline
from being put up again.
More of their playground, gone.

Adam’s wife wakes from his nightmares.
Adding to all the changes
around the home.
A chair elevator that blocks the stairs
until Adam gets an artificial leg,
that will add to the challenges.

Adam’s home and everyone is happy
though hiding the struggles
of adjusting to a new life
in a place and time
that may never be Adam’s home.

January 17, 2018
© Andrew Scott – Just A Maritime Boy 2018


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Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. During his time as an active poet, Andrew Scott has taken the time to speak in front of a classrooms, judge poetry competitions as well as be published worldwide in such publications as The Art of Being Human, Battered Shadows and The Broken Ones. His books, Snake With A Flower, The Phoenix Has Risen, The Path, The Storm Is Coming and Through My Eyes are available now. Searching is his fifth poetry collection.


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