Friday, July 24, 2009

Identity made material (by Suzie)

The following poem was published by Breath & Shadow: A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature as well as the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. I think it relates to the post below. I've always been amused that people think I'm smarter when I'm wearing my glasses.
Reincarnation I

In a complex world,
people see simply.
My identity has changed
as I’ve changed jobs, lovers,
I become someone else
by taking off my glasses.
Now I’m a cancer patient,
the rest surgically removed.