What? No there’s no way you’re autistic!
You say it as if it’s a disease
But you seem normal to me!
What’s normal to you is intolerable, painful
your bright lights
your loud noises
make my head spin
my otherwise intelligent brain freezes
makes me panic
curl in a ball
cover my head
hit my head
What is normal for you
requires coping strategies for me
support for basic adulting
. . .
The complete poem appears in Magical Women Magazine Vol. 1 you can purchase it here and support this amazing group that gives voice to neurodivergent artists. https://www.magicalwomen.co.uk/