I See You

I see you

I see you talk

I don’t know what sounds you is making

but I see


I see you body move

I see you face make shape

I see face make lines

I see you face mouth line

down or up


I know you talk about me or not

I see talk good or bad

people think I not know not understand

I know

I not have hear sound

I know I see


people talk about I front I

it make feel mad

I there I see I know

I can be talk to I can be include

I not doll I person

I have right be talk people too

I want friendship too talk to I not about I


autism, Social


often people say


you look good when you smile

often people think

smile mean happy

smile isn’t happy

happy is my hands

my body

my moving

happy is flapping


big body wiggles

my face is not

my feelings

a smile means nothing

smile on face

is fake


smile is what others taught

uncomfortable unnatural

awkwardly painful

my happiness

shows in my ways

i move

i bounce

i flap

i squeal

i don’t need to

smile for you

i only need to be me



see me in my world

doing my thing

and you may

see me differently



NDIS say

value for money

like we are property

like a price can be put on a life

like we don’t matter

People are valuable

wether they can work or not

life has value

no matter what

we all contribute

with our life

disabled are important

disabled are valuable

just as we are

no price can be enough

for my words

no price can be enough

for peoples lives

NDIS said choice and control

for me to choose

where I live

how I live

to be included in the community

I have not seen choice of my life

I have not seen control of my life

NDIS tried to put me in a home

This is not choice

this is not control

I have the right

to live

to exist

to be me in my way

to have a life a life that I want

NDIS has only been pain for me



NDIS is not working for me

it needs to change

for me

for everyone

lives are valuable as they are