Tag: Cerebral Palsy

On the Island – A Poem

There are many times when I feel like I am on an island. The skies are grey and bereft of sunshine. A sea of people surrounds me but something inside keeps me separate. I am not like them, for I carry something within me… Continue Reading “On the Island – A Poem”

Within Me – A Poem

Every time I look into the mirror, I see my faults and imperfections: lazy eye, missing teeth, the belly that won’t disappear no matter how much exercise I do. Thinning hair, the scars on my body. And even though they aren’t visible, I see… Continue Reading “Within Me – A Poem”

Expecto Patronum – A Poem

My Dementor lives inside of me. Its actions don’t respond to pleading, or begging or cries of fear. I can see my Dementor inside my skin, running its fingers along my bones or pricking at my muscles. It tries to take my life from… Continue Reading “Expecto Patronum – A Poem”

A Foot Thing – A Poem

He saw me coming up the front steps of my apartment building. “Hey.” He said. I nodded at him. “Hello.” He got up off the front stoop and held the door open for me. I am always one to do that for others, but… Continue Reading “A Foot Thing – A Poem”

Cerebral – A Short Story

ce·re·bral [suh-ree-bruhl, ser-uh-] adjective 1. Anatomy, Zoology; of or pertaining to the cerebrum or the brain. 2. Betraying or characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct: His is a cerebral music that leaves many people cold. 3. Phonetics. retroflex… Continue Reading “Cerebral – A Short Story”

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