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A Place to be Me

By

Helen McKeon

A poem about having a place to be yourself.

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.

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

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This story is tagged under:

Life Choices
Taking Part
Sex and Your Body
Safety and violence
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