AUTISM FOR DUMMIES Ia found poem made from titles found on Amazon by searching the word "autism"
at home in the land of Oz
a tunnel of hope
unstrange minds remapping the world*
one bite at a time
send in the idiots
everyone pretend to be normal
* * *
Some days, all we need is
The flags at the fairground hold out
on wind-whipped willow boughs, tugging
to the song of the furious washerwoman
a red harbinger of homecomings into our path. At the end
mirroring the arms of other people’s children.
* "Waving" is from Roads of Stone, published by The Alfred Gustav Press in May 2015.
*This poem first appeared in Prairie Fire's Electric Cityissue 2, Spring 2015.