I have purposely stuck away from many references to family here, but, recently, some loved ones-some who also happen to be autist- had some triumphs I am rather pleased with. This is my “victory song” , so to speak…
What a wonder it is to watch you
Move as you were born to-
With a fluidity of expression
Oh, there have been cruelties over time,
Stiflings and sneers,
But, the awareness of such
Only deepens the appreciation of
Your moment to shine,
And not in that false, tinfoil way the
World wants you to,
But as wholly, beautifully you,
Reflecting from within
And lighting up new pathways
Upon which autists may stride.
You’re game changers,
And what a joy it is.
Keep going, dear ones-
Make it further than I’ve been,
Soar higher than I could.
Show the world how much they’ve missed
And I will be right here to celebrate you all the while…