Autism testing day number one. Can’t get the darkness out of my head

I’m sitting up in bed, next to my girlfriend. She is fast asleep. She works nights. I didn’t sleep well last night, I should really be asleep with her… I can’t sleep though. I’m having nightmares again. I don’t remember them.  Be all accounts, I should be excited. Today is my first day of testing… Continue reading Autism testing day number one. Can’t get the darkness out of my head

Autism · life · poetry

Sitting Next To You

Sitting Next To You By: Ivy Willow I sit next to you A whole galaxy of understanding just inches away I look bored you say Let’s watch Supernatural you say You don’t wait for an answer That’s fine, because you would be waiting too long It’s been hours since I could form any meaningful words… Continue reading Sitting Next To You


Euphoria – By Suzanne Marie Calvin-Yim© 

A single bubble escaped my right nostril, swimming in haste to the water’s surface, as if gasping. I closed my eyes. She was right, that synchronized swimmer I’d overheard in the locker room. “Sometimes we lay on the bottom of the pool. It’s actually relaxing.” I could’ve drifted off to sleep. My heartbeat, remarkably slow,… Continue reading Euphoria – By Suzanne Marie Calvin-Yim© 


Thin-skinned PC culture

So, I advocate for “political correctness”, or as I like to call it common decency. I’m also called, like all others who advocate for PC, thin-skinned. I’m constantly told I’m taking things too harshly and being too sensitive. Here’s where that gets me though. I’m saying “be respectful please, utilize these words”, and people lose… Continue reading Thin-skinned PC culture