Original Sick Chick poem

We spend our whole lives trying to be different
Finding the quirks that set us apart, make us special
We’ve all been told, “Colleges look for people who stand out. Who are different.”
See different is a good thing
Until you are a man who loves another man
Or a woman who loves another woman
Or a person who just can’t decide who to love
Until you are a religious minority
Until you are the “weird kid”
Until you are the only one still obsessed with Harry Potter

Until you are judged for your tattoos, piercings, or hair dye
Until you have to look for a ramp
Or drag an oxygen tank around

Or deal with a PICC line, a port
Until you are in a wheel chair
Different is great, until you are