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Autism in Poetry: It Burns

I’ve seen the fiercest hearts of my generation burn themselves alive, lips wrapped around a pipe…

Family is complex for this autistic.

I’ve seen the fiercest hearts of my generation burn themselves alive, lips wrapped around a pipe…

Of one fashionable substance after another.

Dark digital illustration of woman burning on a bridge.
Dark digital illustration of woman burning on a bridge.

I wrote this for a dear one because I couldn’t use my words as I watched her burn…

Family is complex for this autistic.

I live in Mellankamp’s Indiana. Abandoned meth house on every corner…

How’s by you…?

IT BURNS

Up your nose
Or in your arm
It burns
First your charm
Then your pose
It burns
No one learns
The next child will yearn
Til It burns
Still burns
Oh it burns
It burns you up

In the mirror
That dark stranger
Stares back at you
Wild-eyed danger
But you don’t fear her
It’s you
Right on cue
She’s seen things you’d never do
But it’s you
Cuz Baby, it’s you
It’s you now
What won’t you do

Bridges burnt 
         Town ashes. 
Poppa burnt 
         Mom ashes. 
Beauty 
         Ashes. 
Duty 
         Ashes. 
Home 
         Ashes. 
Dreams 
         Smoke…

Lovers turn to johns 
         Burnt. 
Babies 
         Burnt. 
Womb 
         Burnt. 
Brain 
         Burnt. 
Eyes 
         Burnt out…

Up your nose
Or in your arm
It burnt
First your charm
Then your pose
It burnt
No one learned
Your next child yearned
Til It burnt
Still burnt
Oh it burnt
It burnt you up
Ate you up
No one home
Just burnt bones….


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By johnnyprofane1

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