Disabled Apartheid


The municipal might of Victorian Architecture –

No need for a sign saying


When triumphal stone flights

Of stairs

Smugly bar the way to

the art gallery

the library

the committee meeting.


Not that it was deliberate you understand,

They were far too nice for that,

They simply forgot

To think that we might want to

Get in

Take our share

Play our part

Claim some space.

Perhaps they had in mind

That our place

Was outside

With begging bowl in hand.


Sue Napolitano (1948-1996)



A Dangerous Woman, Sue Napolitano, 1995

(GMCDP Publications, ISBN 0952615649)