Asperger’s Syndrome

NO-WAKE ZONE

 

Red-right-returning
Channel markers
Red and green
Confusion sets in
For someone like me
Who has a reversed compass
In the brain
My life, then
Has been a slow movement
Fearful of attracting attention
The making of a wake
Sloshing the water
Best to obey
Don’t make waves, they say
But by the time it is okay
To speed up and get someplace
The tide is out
The boat is low
Knee-high
Tow with a rope
All is pull and push
Always that much more
Difficult
By land or water
By air or even fiery balloon
Easy does it
Shuffle-shuffle
Never make a wake…

(c) 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

ASPIE ASPECT

The Aspie aspect of me
Conjures up scenarios
Twisting and turning
Through my neurodiversity
Sometimes making them real
They’re so logically true
But when up against
Neurotypicality
So-called reality
Tells me I’m wrong
Am I? I ask myself
How do we know
What is below
The river’s surface?
How do we decide
If there be dragons
Who comfortably abide
In the corners of the world?
Is it a lie?
Maybe I’m neuroacceptant…

(c) 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: James E. Grey Preserve Withlachascotee River

ASPIE-LITERAL

 

(A poem for parents who wonder what some of us spectrumites see in our minds)

 

*scroll down for a YouTube video*

 

Asperger’s

Literal thinking

Go back in time

Decades piled up

Like plastic Legos

Pre-Google

No A to Z Song Lyrics

Rarely bought a record

Or tape or even an

Eight-track

Moody Blues singing

Nights in White Satin

I’m so visual

I sing the song

Along with them

FM radio days

Seeing a knight

Glinting metal armor covered by a

White satiny tunic

Perhaps with a red cross

Like a Knight Templar

(Hmmm, did they even have satin back then?)

Clunking around the castle’s

Cold stone floors

White satin flapping

And I wonder

Why is a knight

In white

The subject of a song?

 

© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: caballeroscuro Knight Templar

 

https://youtu.be/9muzyOd4Lh8  Moody Blues Nights in White Satin