How an elbow can change your world in an instant.
Taking the wind out of your sails.
(And you were sailing).
Shoving you into that dark, familiar place.
(You hadn't visited there in awhile, and you hadn't missed it).
Bringing words and voices to your head and mouth.
(You thought you had learned a new language).
for the longest moment.
This elbow -
Broken, bruised, and bandaged -
Just kicked you off your feet.
Never underestimate the elbow.