Autism and Expectations


Did you ever let the whole world in

With a thought?

Were you ever told that one wave on the beach

Was the important one

And though you tried to catch it

It was drowned in the crashes and splashes

All around?

Autism isn’t separate and distant,

It’s a connection to everything;

The birdsong, the engine, the beams and the crackles.

You try to contain our love to just people.

You try to chain it, restrict it, explain it.

You live on a one-wave beach,

Neat and tidy, with carefully placed seashells.

I live in a tempest.

The sea roars, the wind whips, the sun shines rainbows through the vapour-mist.

There is no order,

Each sense demands no border.

There is passion

And fascination

And procrastination

Caught in the curve of a rolling wave.

Nothing is neat and tidy

Everything is movement.

I learned to drown out and focus.

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Del's Shej

Autistic. Advocate. LGBT. INFJ. Xian. LOVE art, coffee, intelligent conversation, music, singing

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  1. AutistWanderer, your blog is currently included on our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to personalize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
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