You were the comic thread of our hearts
Who wore masks with no hint of loose latex
A dynamic English lit teacher
A clown doctor with an astute mind
A shy therapist grieving for his wife
A quirky alien who never fitted in
An eccentric nanny with surprising traits
And many more
Always educating
About the truth of human error
The healing power of humour
Thank you for your gift

This piece was read as part of Origins and Superpowers,  a public readings event held by Scope and Melbourne Library Service in December 2015. A group of writers with disabilities who had worked with professional writers in the Telescope Workshops read selections from their work across the genres of fiction, memoir, poetry and non fiction.

Telescope is one of the arts programs run by Community Inclusion staff at Scope and it includes workshops, a writing prize, awards and public readings.