Sunday, April 7, 2013

More Than a Number


More than a Number

They say 1 in 50 like they just learned how to count.
You are more than a number.

They measure you down.
You grow up and prove them wrong.

They say Autism Speaks.
You spell it out, N O!

They light it up blue.
You are all colors.

They make believe the story of Autism.
You are the truth.

They got nothing on you.
You got rights.

You got every right in the world,
to be accepted,
to be included,
to be loved.

May they recount,
their own arrears,
their own deficits,
their own lies.

You count.


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