Thursday, November 1, 2018
Castiel Hannon, Stimming on Google Doc
Eyes wander across the classroom, unfocused
Legs bouncing, fingers tapping, eyes refocus,
“Stop, that’s annoying!” comes from either a classmate or a teacher
The body stills, and again, eyes unfocus.
Now, they intend no harm. They think movement means someone is --
Unfocused, and yet for some stillness is a prison their focus can’t escape.
And when you’re autistic even with these movements, stimming, to help us --
focus, the classroom is not made for us.
Lights, noise, movement, it builds and builds until it all fades,
Fades to bouncing legs, tapping fingers, and the energy leaving,