Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tales of Autism Camp: Temporary Closure Triolet

Rage into action rage hard fought
Fuel in the tank not the fire / (If)
work's the crucible, change is wrought
Rage into action rage hard fought
Feces, urine, puke, drool and snot
Autism's bodies dance the wire
Rage into action rage hard fought
Fuel in the tank not in the fire


  1. Something tells me you could easily have added many more lines to this post. The anger raged as you mulled over the words huh?

    I like it.

  2. Fuel in the tank and not the fire, that's the ticket.

  3. Very visceral imagery. Powerful stuff indeed.

  4. Jimmy--- yes, indeed! I am made angry by intolerance and closed minds and bullshit... lots of that abounds in the disabilities fields..sigh; glad you got the thrumm
    WM-- this had kept me sane for a while now...
    Madame- the bodies of these kids can be battle grounds and also the sites of unimaginable tenderness... thanks.
    Jadedj... edgy... I like that!
    Eshuneutics--it is a condensed form.... it helps with the focus...and especially with the rage!

  5. Harlequin,

    Spot on. Rage is worthwhile. Pansy assed "outrage" in newspaper editorials doesn't even come close to this fine poem. We need rage for the people we love. People so misunderstood. People forced, against all our better wishes, to live in a world that values them for performance more than love. Rage is too good for those who will not love.
    Sadly, I must love them anyway.
    Thanks for your life and words.

  6. Andy-- thanks for your thoughtful comments and for stopping by... I like hearing from you.