Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Four Autism Haiku from your editor, April Salzano

Rote answer robot
programmed with your ABA.
Independent thoughts?

truth rests in what you say that
you think I can't hear.

Limit what is fun.
Electronics, narcotics,
poison for my brain.

Zipper weighted vest,
offer sensory fidget,
thing to bite or pull.

April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two sons. She recently finished her first collection of poetry, for which she is seeking a publisher and is working on a memoir on raising a child with autism. Her work has appeared in journals such as Poetry Salzburg, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Deadsnakes, Montucky Review, Visceral Uterus, Salome, Poetry Quarterly, Writing Tomorrow and Rattle. The author also serves as co-editor at Kind of a Hurricane Press. 

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