Social Communication Poem

By ……

My autistic style of communication
Is a little bit different.
Talking and interacting
Aren’t quite so straightforward for me.
Making friends can be tricky too.

It’s all very exhausting
It feels like a lot of hard work
So I must have time out
Before I shutdown and turn completely mute.

More time is needed to absorb and think
Understand what you mean
Work out my reply.

What to say or do.
The correct tone, speed and volume control.
It’s not always obvious to me.
My ability to speak
May change over time.

Our minds, well we’re different.
Please take a break
I’ll be right back.