Misnomer No More

Miss No More

Unsuitably attached

To the back of my wheelchair
An airline ticket that says luggage

To my refusal to take pain meds
A charted note : noncompliant

To the table in the darkest ugliest corner of the restaurant
A blue handicapped sign

To when I do ordinary things
The term inspirational

To when I do things differently
The word pity

Knee jerk responses, unfair to one whose knee only spasms

I am not yours to label
To patronize, to judge

To reflect
That is yours, not mine.

Copyright 2007 Ruth Harrigan

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