Writing Place 2021

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Potential Refugee

By Rebecca Harrington

You tore me open

Expecting to see

Scars

Maggots

Pus

pain

Jump back!

Under the skin

Iron muscle

Determination

A giant beating heart

Pumping pride

To every cell

Even as I rest

A rich place

you scorned

but may inhabit

one day

as a refugee

 

About Rebecca Harrington

“I am an aspiring writer who has strong feelings about how we disabled writers have an edge on those that are not disabled. We are tough and creative. I write mostly for my local writing group.”

 

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