Thursday, July 26, 2012


It was 22 years ago today
when I was barely
into my teenage temper tantrums

Powers that be passed
law designed to equalize
the always unequal-

building lifts into buses
for those who cannot walk,
requiring raised text maps
for those who cannot see,
and many other things.

I was so naïve,
thinking legislation would/could
grant anyone anything as precious
as rights.

I’ve learned
that laws – while vital-
are only a single point
on the journey-
not the mountain peak
I imagined.

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