Saturday, December 4, 2010

Draft: Love and Asperger's

Love and Asperger’s

He has numbers for words, bugged
code to translate heartspeak into fix
If he can remember
all the information.
If he can formulate.
If could he know.
If it could be all the same each time.
If for now there is a work-around.
If in the end there is a code to input: Love.
If he could count off his infractions
fingertap by fingertap,
learn each input that’s required. If
there was a system
reliable enough. And if I
could be a system,
reliable enough.
If I could be consistent. If I
could write my own translations.
If I knew enough of math to get us by.

Until then all we share
is the lexicon of skin (thumbs
and fingers linked),
its simple,
moot demands.

--Kristen McHenry

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