I stare at you and see only myself.
You wear the masks of fear and regret
Which I can only expect
To outlast the good memories
Unless I write those smiling moments down.
You have stolen my youth,
My friends, my sanity, my careers, my perspective,
And now you want to take my face.
So I will wear the face of a clown?
You are disability.
“Dis-” : Latin prefix which means an opposing force.
We all know what ability means because all our superheroes
Have at least one.
Opposite of ability is disability.
“Dis-:” slang for disrespecting a person who is worthy.
My ability is worthy of me.
I am worthy of her.
In a way I have won.
Like you, disability, I used to steal
Because I thought I could not buy or earn.
So disability, you are the thief.
So the fear and regrets should be yours.
I will look past you, disability,
And see ability.
As you fade, I will regain all that I thought that
I had lost
In the frost of your lies.
I will be able to carry thoughts and reality