Tag Archives: Asperger Poetry

Speaking in Tongues (This Is Autism)

Hello there! If you’re looking for this poem, it has been published in Red Wolf Journal. Click here to read it.

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Listen (An Open Letter to Autism Speaks)

after Michael Stipe Listen: I have a voice. It is my own. I did not install you as a little charm box to hang in the back of my throat and chime discordant when I send wind from my sails … Continue reading

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Epistle to J. Cole

When I write, I paint with words, assembling the verbal from the visual to create and translate the sights from my eyes and my mind into verse and line – but this time, I need to refine my visions into … Continue reading

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Code

Dear H: for those of us to whom words sometimes do not easily run, saunter, or even amble: we speak in code. We think in code. We construct our languages painstakingly like little Tolkiens, separated by time, distance, and space: … Continue reading

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1 in 88, Nicole Style

If you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person. – Unknown i. photograph Somewhere in Winnepeg, there is an icehouse with my name still on it. A little colored girl with candy-coated braids stands, buried under shushing layers … Continue reading

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Shades of Color

In my world, everything matches. Or compliments each other. Or hopefully, just “goes”. You see, along with every other piece of data I have ingested, I have loaded the color wheel into my brain. And colors become encyclopedia notes: there … Continue reading

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My Poem “Glass and Concrete” Published on Autism and Empathy

My poem, “Glass and Concrete” was republished over at the Autism and Empathy website. Autism and Empathy seeks “to undo the myths about autism and empathy that have stigmatized autistic people for so long”. The site features prose and poetry … Continue reading

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