Category Archives: poetry

I am intermittence…

I feel the coming and going of my capacities and resources. I am intermittence. I would like to be more at ease with this and trust to the natural process and rhythm of the tidal bits of me. I want … Continue reading

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“Code” a Poem for H by N.I. Nicholson

A few seasons later… and I am still left breathless by the beauty of these words and images. Code By N.I. Nicholson Dear H: for those of us to whom words sometimes do not easily run, saunter, or even amble: … Continue reading

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And Then You Cry ‘Victim’

When Autistic adults are ignored or gaslighted or tone policed and told they “shouldn’t be so angry” or they are “not like my child,” then the opportunity to learn from the real autism experts is missed. It may not be … Continue reading

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Stop… and Rail Against Stigma!

“Stop,” a poem about the damage of negative stigma for Autistic people and those who love and support them, was originally published here, and was written in memory of Alex Spourdalakis… and far too many others… I am ready for … Continue reading

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Ode to a Book: A Poem by H

On Sunday I helped H complete his poetry project for school. He wrote this fabulous poem and gave permission to share it here.  We did a few cool photos to go with it as well. Ode to a Book Mysteries … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fringes: A Poem

In response to being described as a radical fringe element… Bring it!! Fabulous Fringes I love the edges of things places of intersectionality where ideas meet thinking is broadened perspectives are shared there is beauty in the edges the fabulous … Continue reading

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Ode to the Stim: the printable sequel

I have received a number of requests for printable copies of this poem. Here it is – as a jpeg – which should be easy to print if you so choose. Again, I could write more about this… but I … Continue reading

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Poems for the Autistic Child… Looking for Submissions

Today I have the amazing honour of sharing a bit of my poetry on Poems for the Autistic Child over at Raising Rebel Souls. If you haven’t yet checked out Heather Clark’s amazing blog… I encourage you to have a … Continue reading

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Ode to the Stim

H stims… I stim too… bounce and wiggle twist a lock hold tight to that ‘calming rock’ fiddle and fold squint and spin squeeze and then begin again shoes too big so toes can move wiggly legs that find their … Continue reading

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