Young child standing in the training staring out the window
Mental Health

On Autism With My Son, Waiting for the Train

Country of Origin: United States of America

Together, down a level

he’s overly tense-

                                      Among the “normal people”

                                      with their loud staring silence…

A huge smile on his face

he leans into the track

                                      It’s my only weakness

                                      and I hold him back

He’s laughing for years

Jumps, spins, flaps his hands

                                      tasting the tears

                                      only he understands

Reciting words

breathless and dragged

                                      Before he explodes

                                      however, I’d plead

                        Help ME Please

Always we huddle

forever in anticipation

                                      looking down the tunnel

                                      for the next one

Thank you to Christina Lee for their inspired edit on this piece and everyone else on the Mental Health team.

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I.Z., writer of prose and poetry, living in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is currently working on his first novel.

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