Welcome to NAS’s online poetry collection! Here you can find the latest pieces from our current issue, poetry from previous editions, and even submit work yourself.

We want to share the amazing archive of autistic prose, poetry and art that is the Spectrum magazine (formerly Asperger United).

Belonging

Too many times
I sought belonging
I cried out to myself
No one sees me really
But how can they?
Miles from the forest
An onlooker gazing at clouds
What’s she holding in her hand?
Why does she talk to trees?
When would she grow up?
The scrutiny and whispers
She’s eccentric and crazy
We can’t handle what we can’t explain
She loves silence better than crowds
But everyone dislikes noise
Where does she belong?
I see me as the third person
Then again I am me
I am me and I belong

So the restless poet speaks.

By Victoria

Click the link below to access the collection:

https://www.autism.org.uk/about/adult-life/resources/the-spectrum/poems.aspx