Disabled Country (Neil Marcus)

If there was a country called disabled,
I would be from there. 
I live
disabled culture, eat disabled food,
 make disabled love, cry disabled tears,
climb disabled mountains and tell disabled stories.
 If there was a country
called disabled,
 I would say she has immigrants that come to her 
From as
far back as time remembers. 
If there was a country called disabled,
Then I
am one of its citizens.
I came there at age 8. I tried to leave.
 Was
encouraged by doctors to leave. 
I tried to surgically remove myself from
disabled country 
but found myself, in the end, staying and living there.
 If
there was a country called disabled, 
I would always have to remind myself
that I came from there. I often want to forget. 
I would have to
remember…to remember. 
In my life’s journey 
I am making myself At
home in my country.

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