There is no normal

People talk about it though

We classify and stratify endlessly

Micro to macro

All this sorting and sifting

Makes us forget that everything

Is extraordinary and unique

A pathway to the universe

When you find the trail

But in our parochial patriotism

Prejudice becomes the paradigm

We say this group of people

Are normal

And that group of people


No wonder Dr. Seuss had such a long career

We make such great material

People, every single one of us

Are special

We all have different abilities




So let’s not say normal but

Differently abled, all included


Give up bigotry, racism, prejudice, and misogyny


Let’s try equality



David Trudel  © 2012



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