By Jamie Thunder Write about what you know, they said. But when she wrote about the hollow pull of loneliness and the fear she felt when walking alone they said no, no that is self-indulgent, and unfair on the many men who do nothing to warrant fear, even late at night when the bulbs in […]
There once was a balcony aloe It’s dish was surprisingly shallow But it still made new shoots And dense living roots, There’s no need to leave your heart fallow
He screams, he cries, He’ll thrash his little legs And rub his eyes The innocence of disarray His behaviors I can not deny
Unless I look deep into the heart of things, and breathe.
There’s no training for his family To deal with their son’s complex needs Navigating systems that can’t cope Half my role is give them hope
That a valuable life has nothing to do with living up to a pretend ideal of what passes for normality.
He drew an ‘H’ in the air today, I could’ve cried ‘Hip Hip Hooray’ He’s learning how to train his mind Now how to teach him to be kind
To get him through to the excellence, mastery, bravery, and vulnerability that I hope will make him a brilliant adult.
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