1/16/14

More Than or Less Than?

Autism by hepingting on Flickr Photosharing
 Age 2
Diagnosis: Autistic
Translation: Less than
Prognosis: Will always need care.
Oblivious of doctors, he cracked the Youtube lock on Mom's phone. Kept hitting song replay.
Lyrics: I Get You and You Get Me.

Age 3
Re-evaluation: Genius
Translation: More than.
Cracked code on reading/writing. Does second grade math.
Mom's phone chirps, "Oh no! Zombies ate your brains."
He giggles.
They still don't get him.

~Nara Malone

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1/10/14

Friday 55 Flasher

Flasher by Nara Malone

You remember the story about red shoes?
The girl had a craving.
Craved something no one approved of.
I had a craving like that.
For a trenchcoat.
Long black leather.
Heavy.
Supple.
Gleaming softly in lamplight.

I found one.
Then I did something with it
I shouldn't have.
Now I can't take it off.
Cuz when I wear it I can't stop writing--
Friday 55 Flashers.


~Nara Malone


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