In my book, Unforgiving, Memoir of an Asperger Teen, I include a couple of poems. Here is one that arose from a Business Networking Meeting I attended every Friday. It’s just how I felt, being an Aspie on the outside of all the conversation:
I do not wish to tip toe around the polite perimeter of social exchange,
To avoid intimacy and understanding.
I do not wish to abstain from participation in the
socially connected sea of humanity;
to be silent when I am eager to speak,
To smile with others without knowing why,
Or listen to the negative impreachments of my peers.
I wish to connect
To find and open the portal to your innermost reality.
As a fellow Aspie, I am wondering how it would be possible to distinguish that piece of writing from a stretch of clichéd prose interspersed with gratuitous line-breaks,
NO doubt, Kate, they are one and the same. Have a good day to you, too!
This is wonderful. I too am an Aspie Poet. I love to read other’s work and yours is excellent. Keep writing!
I’d love to hear some of your poetry, too! you can email me at email@example.com. Please do!
I sure will!