Walkers


Living at their sufferance,
we pay them with our gratitude,
by telling them the lies they need,
like disability's no big deal;
it's overcome by pluck and courage.
Licking ass most skillfully,
we win their sympathy and all kinds of goodies—
chess sets, books, TV's,
maybe even our very own lives.
Mark O'Brien (C) March, 1992