Arrival time: around 2 pm
Date: the 9th of December, 2014.
Weight: around four pounds,
all sleek and shiny,
perfectly formed, just as we had expected.
She was late, but it was worth the wait.
We named her Nikki, after Nike, the Spirit of Victory,
in the hope that she would accompany us
to the next Boston Marathon.
After the fitting, the physical therapist
asked her to walk,
and with help, she took her first steps
in over a year.
Now she will have no pain.
She can walk again,
wearing her mother's crocheted socks
with "Spirit of Victory" on the cuffs.
She has winged feet,
a titanium leg,
and a new lease on life.