i can’t believe you thought i would make a joke about that - i was talking about something else
poem originally published at Spillwords.com
this poem is about a misunderstanding in verbal communication. I find that in the past I often seemed to say something that was misinterpreted. Being a sensitive softy, it was fear inducing because I am stuck in a conversation that is going one way when I wanted it to go in another, but somehow I seem to have said the ‘wrong’ thing. It’s resulted in my reluctance to communicate with people and to build a wall of defense, as well as pretend that I don’t have thoughts or feelings because they of course only lead into trouble. Now that I recognize I am autistic, I am trying to be kinder to myself.