“Odd” – because I stand out from the crowd
“Weird” – because my tastes are not like yours
“Dysfunctional” – because my emotions cloud all else (at times)
“Fussy” – because I choose silence over chatter
“Stupid” – because it takes time to process your speech
“Lazy” – because reading stories is effortful
“Unfriendly” – because fake smiles are lost on me
“Unsociable” – because my own space is sacrosanct
Are these the labels you use to judge?
To deride, to define, to undermine?
Is there another way to see?
And challenge the things you think you see?
© Dee G Moray 2021. All rights reserved.
One thought on “Miss Labelled”
As a neurodivergent person, I feel your poem is very much on point and speaks to me.