A Place to be Me – By Helen McKeon


From: Women and Disability – An Issue. A Collection of writings by women with disabilities. This booklet was produced by the Melbourne based Women with Disabilities Feminist Collective in the late 1980’s. The exact publishing date is unknown. Copyright.


 

I want a place to sleep deeply

I want a place to move unquestioned

I want a place to eat safely

I want a place to work uninterrupted

I want a place to write privately

I want a place to think alone

I want a place to sit quietly

I want a place to read oblivious

I want a place to listen in silence

I want a place to talk uninvaded

I want a place to love unhurt

I want a place to live in peace

I want a place to be me

And I want a garden.