Mad as Hell

I should stand up for myself
“It’s so nice to see people like you out.”
I should make more complaints
“It’s really lovely that you can do normal things.”
I should go somewhere else
“I just wanted to tell you, you are so inspiring.”
Like it’s not something that happens to me every time I leave my house
“I met this guy who was like you and I started helping him with his groceries and he was really horrible about it.”
People are only trying to help
“Hey, sweetie. Do you need help? Are you ok, darling? Dear? Hun? Mate? Dude? Buddy?”
They haven’t had good experiences with others like me
“Oh, watch out! Here comes trouble.”
They were angry, too
“What happened to your leg?”
They blame me for the anger of others
“Do you know…? They are like you.”

Some dude whose name I’ve forgotten now

I’d like to get on with my day
Why can’t you walk?
My life
Why can’t you walk?
I don’t want to be angry
Why can’t you walk?
I am not an angry person
Why can’t you walk?
Being angry takes a lot of energy
Why can’t you walk?
Being angry makes me tired
“Why can’t you walk?”
And yet, here I am

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