(6-25-82 / Texas)

Autism's My

MY Autism’s a world inside of my mind
LANGUAGE in image, picture in rhyme
SPEAKING the word to which I am blind
PICTURES of echo, sounds of mime

MY impression of logic, perception aligned
THOUGHTS without thinking analyze time
LEAKING the threads, I’m falling behind
RHYME of the code or code of the rhyme

MY future at question, equations dissolve
LIFE’S warm expression to have and to hold
PEEKING out question that no one will solve
OUTWARD confusion, settled and sold

ONLY
TO
FIND

EVERYTHING’S nothing and nothing’s to be
INSIDE of nothing shall everything flee
MY autism’s brain has its world to see
MIND or my matter questionably

by Paul Moosberg

Comments (13)

So beautiful poem.Deep thought and wonderful expression.
Thank you for this insight into Autism providing us with an understanding. Excellent choice for Poem of the day.
Brilliant Poem! I have added to my favorites. I am completely in agreement with Kevin Patrick's comment. It really is wonderful to see you have tackled the subject matter head on, and you do do a delicate job of exploring what it is like to be someone on the outside of a world that is alien but familiar. 10++ Well Done!
Nice rhyming rhythmic poem about autism is wonderfully rendered in this poem!
This is truly stellar as someone who is diagnosed with Aspergers (though not with the level of High IQ as yours) its wonderful to see you have tackled the subject matter head on, and you do a delicate job of exploring what it is like to be someone on the outside of a world that is alien but familiar. I think this should be recited to people who are not familiar with High Spectrum Autism, because their are a lot of ignorant people and this would be educational for people to read. Thank you for writing this and possessing the language to articulate what I have always wanted to do.
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