For Creativity Challenge Day 17: ability
To the Republican Legislators in Texas
You may see yourselves
as well-dressed gentlemen
of power, polished, even
educated, in the ways
of a world that should rightly
respect all such abilities.
But, instead, you have shown
us the scrawny tail feathers
of your true being.
Swooping down on your V
shaped wings, you think speak
of victory, you are no more
than vultures, turkey buzzards,
swooping in to make carrion
of the most vulnerable among us.
All in service to your insatiable
hunger to express your ‘rightful’
power to feed off we ‘lesser’ others.
Under the guise of your legal
pomp and circumstances, you
have missed the lessons of how
disabilities can, with care
and careful attention, be turned
into strengths immeasurable.
And how we unwashed, ignorant
masses, still retain the power
to burn all of your refined assets.
Elizabeth Crawford 12/7/2016
Notes: After reading how the Republican Legislators of Texas have cut Medicaid funding to children with disabilities.
Image is a digital painting titled The Burning Bush