#26

Dessi Terzieva

Mending by Tony Beyer

My handicapped student

reading Robert Frost

can’t understand

why anyone

would want a wall

he throws himself

around in his

wheelchair

and dribbles

and loves poetry

he can’t walk

or dress

or feed himself

and we talk

about responsibility

whoever wrote this

for him has

lovely handwriting

but the thoughts

are his

can’t is an

important word

every day

when we talk

but so is want

he wants to

use up all the time

that’s running out

even in the middle

of the night

More art by Dessi Terzieva here.
Recommended listening: Aminals – Baths
Links of the day: How to write letters
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