Monday, February 26, 2024

anticipating judgement

Let me be clear
I'm not making anything up
I spend my time isolating
And lying about what I feel
And avoiding the topic of health
Smiling through my discomfort 
Actively minimizing my needs
So you won't ever know
What's going on with me
Because when I open up
I get shamed by doctors 
Teated poorly by bosses
Doubted by my friends
The world isn't welcoming
People treat me differently
There isn't a reward for honesty
When it comes to disability.

Monday, February 19, 2024

accomidation for all

Remove reason from accomidation
Reject the idea of undue hardship
It leads to false argument
If you already treat your staff shitty 
Any request for change is a battle
Doesn't matter who makes a request 
Employers reject workplace change
Even when it's low cost or no cost
So, this isn't just about disability 
It's about core labor rights
Most staff have individual needs
We should have tools to do our job
Get flexibility between work and life
Accomidation is considered radical
Because a job is seen as a priveledge
What if staff were seen as valuable 
Deserving of a job molding to them
A workplace finding a place for us
Instead of rejection for a bad fit
All staff deserve accomidation 
When employers accomidated want
It's not so radical to accomidate need.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Stop pushing the narrative

Your suggestion it's our fault
This thing we were born with
Is victim blaming at best
And eugenics at worst
We don't deserve this
We didn't earn it
Your lack of compassion
And your willful ignorance
Perpetuates a harmful myth
Dare I ask you be more kind
In the way you view a stranger.

Monday, February 5, 2024

leave the game

Peace is not easy
The world gets in the way
People like their familiar
Even when it's painful
Fighting is what they know

How do I avoid lonely
But also not participate
People come with drama
How do I not get treated poorly 
Without always fighting for me

How do I not aim to win
But also not aim to lose
People want to be the best
I have to step away from it
Leave the game

Standing slightly apart
Cautious towards the world
Choosing not to fight people
Developing habits that save me
From a culture trying to defeat me.