Abbie Johnson taylor

Concealed Cane*

(listen to the poem, read by the author)

When not in use,
it’s folded, tucked under my arm
or stuffed in a back pack.
When I step outside,
I pull free the nylon holding it together.
It unfolds, clicks into place.
I walk away, ready to face adversity.

*Previously published in That’s Life: New and Selected Poems (Finishing Line Press).

About the Author

Abbie Johnson Taylor is the author of two novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. She’s working on another novel. Her work has appeared in The Weekly Avocet, Magnets and Ladders, and other publications. She is visually impaired and lives in Sheridan, Wyoming. Please visit her website at

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