By Samuel Goldman

Major foot surgery placed me in the hospital. I woke up wondering how this was possible. Pins and needles were in my feet. I had to relearn how to walk. Orthotics help me move down the city block. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. I no longer have pins in my feet. Foot surgery taught me the importance of refusing defeat. I was in a hospital bed. My Red Sox hat commemorates the event. I know that most people are focused on paying rent. I hope this poem fills people with hope. You will never know how far you can go if you say nope.