Disability Studies Quarterly
Summer 2002, Volume 22, No. 3
page 88 <www.dsq-sds.org>
Copyright 2002 by the Society
for Disability Studies

Poetry -- Casualty

David Pfeiffer
Center on Disability Studies
University of Hawaii at Manoa

I am a casualty of
The disability movement.
A casualty from the wounds,
From the suffering
Of endless fighting.

Fighting for the purpose,
Fighting for the people,
Fighting to prevail,
And seldom winning.
And seldom winning.

Now I rest and watch,
Chronicle and explain,
Why we lose
And why we cry
And why I behave this way.

May 31, 2002


Editor's note: Disability Studies Quarterly welcomes poetry dealing with the experience of disability. Please send it to the editor at <pfeiffer@hawaii.edu>.

Copyright (c) 2002 David Pfeiffer

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