Cripple’s Lament

Cover of Planet of the and dog....
    “they say I'm alienated from reality
    as if I had the power to decide life”

                    —Sanni Purhonen

They say I’m blind and should trade my eyes
For jellyfish—or just be a coral in darkness

They say I’m nothing more than the wind enraged

For cover, in polite society they say I’m like them
But they don’t invite me to the grand reunion

They say its written someplace I’m the match end

When I was a small I carried
A dead pocket watch

I thought how one day I’d have a clean reality

They say I’m a dry season

They change their minds: I’m a rumor of tears

They talk like men drunk on silver

They say I’m a poor infinity

I’m not afraid of anything

Author: skuusisto

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

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