Resistance

Sometimes
I barely keep breathing
winded
gutted
witnessing the pain
and trauma
of friends
neighbours
fellow humans
Sometimes
the next breath
seems impossible
sucked away
by horror
intensity
hopelessness
And yet…
it comes
the next breath
in and out
The resolve
another breath
is resistance
                                  ~ L. Kelley, October 2018

Image: Photo of a lake with through trees. The mountains, sky and mists of the far shore are mirrored in the still lake waters. Text overlaid on image contains poem as written above.

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30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.

© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2018)

About Leah Kelley

Leah Kelley, MEd., Educator, Ed.D. Student, Parent, Activist, Speaker. Writes blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding & Neurodiversity paradigm. Co producer of documentary: Vectors of Autism. Twitter: @leah_kelley Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leahkelley13/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Days-of-Autism-Leah-Kelley/154311301315814
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