Poetry 'n Prose


disabled person?
which one of us is that, then?
– learning together!

In a room full of commissioners, professionals, carers and survivors of the social care system, I was asked to give a plausible reason for doing the work I do. In one breath, in one moment, and haiku to my rescue…

By 67paintings

A dialectical site of poetry, painting and the odd musical excursion into the unknown.

5 replies on “Disability”

Yes. I’m sure some members of the profession thought my utterance to be somewhat beatnik, but I was sincere, I’ve never been more sincere, than I am when questioning the basic premise of disability. Within society and within a social construct of professionalisation itself. It’s a beginner’s mind towards helping, an attitude or thinking that no-one has it all together, but we can learn together…

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