Autism is often feared
but I am not to be feared.
Many people try to cure us
but autism cannot be cured.
Autism is seeing so many details I have to look away
but it is seeing beauty in the smallest of details.
Autism is hearing everything loudly all at once
but it is listening to others well.
Autism is a body out of control sometimes
but it is feeling my world with all my senses fully aroused.
Autism is sometimes a burden
but I can love freely and feel loved.
Autism means many things are difficult for me
but being autistic is all I know.
Autism is my life
and my life is really worth living.
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