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,

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