Once

Once

you put on a jacket when it was cold

you took a shower before you got dressed

you made your own breakfast

you knew which shoes to wear.

Once

you built shelves

you repaired the washing machine

and the lawn mower

you fixed the muffler on my car

with a soup can.

Once

you commuted to your office

to help people

you had things to do.

Once

you were someone

I didn’t have to remember.