I was walking my guide dog in the snow…

I was walking my guide dog in the snow
And we were good

I was breathing as a healthy man
In through the nose

Out through the mouth
It’s hilarious to be a living thing

Though many books say otherwise
We’re all of us the rustic world

Merry expressives talking out loud
On the day I was born

I wasn’t expected to live more
Than a few hours

My twin brother died straight away
We were two pound infants in rural America

In general terms I think anyone
Who pretends disability is easy

Is fundamentally dishonest
In the blindness world

Which is heavily impacted by charity
We have countless stories of heroic

And strenuous accomplishments
I love accomplishments

In winter there’s one stark
Morning presses dullness down—

Best to know it, good to know
Say what’s coming…here

I let you in, no sun today
In through the nose

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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