Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

Fall 2015

Volume 12 Issue 4



Ricochet of Sorrow

By Jay Dashefsky


Struggling up the hill but it won't

be long

Before tomorrow's yesterday is gone

Walking down your hallway and then

move on

Want to see a new beginning and



Fleeting glimpses of hope

That dissolve like bars of soap

Disregard the slippery slope

But can you see through the smoke?


Have your share of the carousel's

rounds but then

Realize that the revolutions never


Taking in the scenery all depends

On what you're willing to accept.



Struggling up the hill but you won't

be done

When you'll arrive at a place that

you started from

Ample time, but still it's borrowed

Too short to spend in the ricochet of


Jay Dashefsky is a lyricist who was born with Spina Bifida. As he is new to the scene, his lyrics have not yet been published. He also holds a B.A. in Humanities and a Masters Degree in Social Work, both from Arizona State University. You can e-mail him at JayDashef@hotmail.com.

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