Forced Meditation
By Zen Garcia

Life with disability
strange endeavor
interesting its lessons of patience
and meditation
The wounded martyr
prostrates rare form
challenging soul to understanding
far greater than normal routine
We wear all masks sooner or later
Whatever hurricaned my inception
into strange fate initially
is gone forever part of past
untouchable to me now
I can only live here as fully
and as functionally as ability allows
Four years ago today my life changed
and all I thought I was became a dream
and all I am now possibility


Zen Garcia - writer, poet, fencer... I have been a quadraplegic for 8 years, first hurt in California when our van lost its brakes and plunged off a cliff 85 feet. I have been writing 15 years and have published 2 books, Look Somewhere Different and When The Evening Dies...


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