Painfully aware of color
the boy takes solace
in the home of his heart
in darkness’ sweet grace

acutely sensitive to noise
this girl she retreats
into a silence within her soul
where there is only heart beat

every sight and every sound
piercing like a knife
the lonely child finds itself
forced into an inner life

touched by some strange fire
the silent frightened child
is categorized an Asperger’s
or forever as Autistic filed

cruel life becomes crueler still
for a child no longer free
stunted by a system’s blindness
limited to a labelled destiny