Autism Awareness Month Post Twenty-One: I Do It For My Family, My Autistic Family

Each day I come in and don my white apron smile, and polite greetings I step to the demons and grit my broken teeth leave them seething each day I make change empty powder-covered trays and laugh at Mary’s favorite team and their horrible receivers I step to the establishment and stab them in the […]

I’m An Alien On The Wrong Planet

Today was awful. My weekly WAMTAC meeting (read here for more https://marylandpoetblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/remembered-for-centuries/) went poorly, and not because of anything anyone did, to me or else. I simply had a nervous breakdown today. I couldn’t talk, I didn’t want to talk, and I added very little to the group. I felt awful not contributing, but I couldn’t […]

An Aspergian Sheds Some Tears, And Light, On His Personal Abuse Story: The Aftermath

I told you that I’d write a poem based off this story (you should read the original inspiration first, here https://marylandpoetblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/an-aspergian-sheds-some-tears-and-light-on-his-personal-abuse-story/comment-page-1/), and I will tell you that this poem was the most difficult piece I’ve ever written. It’s that I’m writing a particular poem, it’s remembering what happened and trying to piece it together with […]