If ability were to come in a bottle
I imagine it would be packaged in a
Line of various things like
and all the other things nondisabled people think
we, the disabled, wish we had
because unless we are
free of our imperfections,
we are deprived and miserable all the time,
and have no chance to live
a full life.
That’s why “Ability in a Bottle” –a product created
by the “normies” to help ease their discomfort
around disabled people, would be packaged that way,
because everything they do and say in the name of “helping” us
comes with a “lets help ourselves first” tag
attached to it.
Maybe I’ve just become cynical in my old age,
but I’ve seen too much,
and too much ableism
has been thrown at my face
that I can’t un-see what I have seen,
I can’t un-live
what I have lived,
and I have grown to believe
that society really, REALLY feels this desperate need
to fix us, to normalize us,
to make us look complete according to their definition
of “complete”, and if they can’t at least make us pass
as noncrips by bottling their version of ability somehow,
then, in the name of God, they have to get rid of us,
sweep us under the rug,
hide us in institutions,
pass legislation that threatens our ability to survive,
and pretty much sit back
and watch us die
while claiming that doing so
was the humane thing to do,
-they only thing
they could do…
Let’s go back to Ability in a Bottle!
Buy one now and get one free….fuck it….get two free.
Make it three.
Just pay separate shipping and handling
because not even the cripples get a break on that.
Get your “Ability in a Bottle” right now!
Easy to use.
Lasting effects for up to 30 days!
PRODUCT CONTAINS MASSIVE AMOUNT OF LIES AND MAY CAUSE YOU TO FORGET ABOUT OTHERS LIKE YOU. ALTHOUGH FEELINGS OF SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE MIGHT BE EXPERIENCED BY THOSE WHO USE IT, “ABILITY IN A BOTTLE” MAY CAUSE YOU LOSE TOUCH WITH REALITY AND DELAY YOUR OWN ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE SELF-ACCEPTANCE. PRODUCT USUALLY USED BY CRIPS IN REHAB OR THOSE WHO NEED SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO WHEN FEELING BETRAYED BY THEIR BODIES.
ABILITY IN A BOTTLE IS A PRODUCT OF THE MEDICAL MODEL AND THE AMERIAN NORMAL ASSOCIATION.
Or simply ask your Medical Model Professional,
your nearest Religious Institution
and other partners in the campaign to ensure
Copyright 2017 by Maria R. Palacios