Read Poem: It’s not you, it’s me by Charbel Tadros

If I pass you and don’t greet
While I’m walking down the street
It doesn’t mean I’m avoiding you
It’s just that I didn’t see you
If you talk and I don’t reply
It doesn’t make me a bad guy
I’m probably focused on another matter
and have blocked out all the chatter
If I don’t look at you when you talk to me
Don’t think me rude or snobby
Eye contact is something I can’t bare
And there may be something in your hair
If I pursue tangents in conversation
Don’t think I ignored your information
I probably understood what you have said
And made other connections in my head
If I don’t shake your hand or hug you back
Don’t think that love to you I lack
I just can’t handle being touched
Not even my hand being clutched
If I say something that sounds mean
I’m not trying to cause a scene
I can’t lie to you in your face
And I don’t understand social grace
If you see me panic at the strangest things
Or can’t handle what life brings
It may be something that you’ve done
That has brought my work undone
If I don’t respond how you expect
Or lack concern and respect
Don’t overanalyze what I have said
So much is going on in my head
Because of the way I am or act
With lack of consideration or tact
Don’t think of me as egoistic
It’s just that I’m autistic

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