Jennifer Angelina Petro
This morning I was awakened
by pain in my left heel.
Until that moment, asleep or awake,
for probably somewhere in the neighborhood
of forty years, I forgot I even had
a left heel.
Why is it, I need pain in order
to wake up to parts of my own body?
How much like this, I wonder,
is my heart and mind, and anything left
hidden in the vast storehouse
of the soul?