My hand held out... ...to guard your back When your friendships lacked ...to give money or supplies When you couldn't survive ...to hold your hand When you needed support ...to give you a hug When you needed love ...to high five yours At all of your endeavors ...to pat on your back When you succeeded this or that ...to throw a thumbs-up Because you never gave up
My hand held out... ...to cover my eyes Through all of the lies ...to hide evidence When you lacked common sense ...to understand the unreal Amounts of items you'd steal ...to my chin to stipulate The way you'd manipulate ...to cover my heart and divert From your stories that hurt.
I could do this when I had two hands. I could juggle these separate demands. My dominant hand is limp now. The tasks I take on are now simple. I can only do one thing at a time. Like, write out this single line rhyme.
When you see my hand out... ...from utter desperation Please don't tabulate your accommodation ...remember I never asked before my disability That you had previously admired my stability ...homeless, dirty and hungry Offer to help me, without charging money ...keep in mind, it's the only one I have My abilities and tasks all need to be halves ...perhaps don't act put-out or surprised Because the person who's asking is paralyzed.
I feel like my sister is so concerned with money, she didn't offer help to her newly disabled sister (me) until I could pay her. When things got worse, she didn't even check on me because she knew I had no money.