Time to heel

My left heel started hurting last night.

That’s unusual.

It has always been my right heel and foot in the past.

When I listen in, it doesn’t have much to say.

Just a heightened awareness of a point

In my lower back.

That is different too.

My lower back nearly always hurts

Right before my biggest life changes.

It was aching a little bit yesterday.

But nothing like the big episodes of the past.

I just thought of something that hadn’t occurred to me before

During my own birth

Being induced early to prevent me getting too big,

caused my mother to have extreme lower back pain

During labor.