Ponies in Heaven- a Morning Notebook

Cover of Planet of the Blind....man and dog....

In these hard times remember the winter rain from childhood. Back then the prevailing narrative was that you were bored.
You didn’t see Orpheus peeking out from behind the birches.

Let’s plan on riding horses in another world…


Be serious and oil the hinges…


Not everyone loves the poets. I’m ok with this. The world isn’t a pub and I’m not trying to be funny.


“Witches are living projections of feelings that defy easy rationalization or reconciliation: amity and enmity, compassion and cruelty, self-confidence and fear.”

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction
Malcolm Gaskill


The sighted are terribly weak. I think of them as akin to children who must step over the cracks on sidewalks lest they break their grandmother’s backs. Seeing is the superstition. Blindness is just life. Jesus, don’t get me started. Amity and enmity. Stay away from the blind at all costs. Blindness is pestilence. I’m the blind boogeyman who’s going to steal your sighted life.


Oil the hinges Melville, here comes another rainstorm.


“Do you always write about disability?”

“No. Sometimes I write about riding ponies in heaven, but then I realize that’s also about disability…”

Author: skuusisto

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

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