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Autistic Artistry

Is art close to your heart?
Michealangelo kept it close to his.
As well as in his head,his hands, his mind.
Its said he talked of little else
but mainly to himself.
An emminant man has even said
there can be times when art and autism overlap.
Take a check list,pen a map
of his pecadillos
watch him draw on his cigarillo
as he smoothly brushes the cracks in his roof.
Was he a loner? Mark yes
Token line in conversation
that got less and less over the years?
There is proof.
Testy,self absorbed aloof
to the core of his being?
Tick that box.
Intense desire to control,pull the strings?
Highly functioning,few friends,
endlessly singing the same tune?
No headroom for emotion.?
Is this what he really grappled with?
Ash from his cheroot floating roof to floor
inside the Sistine Chapel.
Whitewash flaking from his bathroom ceiling.

3 Jul 04

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ah, i love this :)

there are things you could change, but i don't know what
 — Ananke

my girlfriend's son is autistic...
well done
 — chuckles

Thank you for writing this.
 — jenakajoffer

Dear jenakajoffer,

The pleasure was all mine and I'm so glad someone likes one of my favourite Larry poems.

Larry asperger Lark
 — larrylark

Dear Larry,

I wondered why someone would write on this subject matter unless is was directly personal, like why I write about my son (not asperger's but high-func autism).
I'll thank you again, this is wonderful.  I hope I can write like this one day.

 — jenakajoffer

oh my gosh
 — MsNewBooty

L 6 - did you mean 'eminent'.
L 9 - peccadillos

I see the lack of space before commas is a deliberate attempt to relate it to artistry.
It bothers me to some extent even the period before the question mark in L 22.
Or may be the old larry wasnt on prescriptions then :)

The content and  the style is smells original.
Lovely end too.
 — trochee

The content and  the style smells original.    grrrrrr...
 — trochee

Dear Trochee

you might have noticed the care I take in Perfuming my poems.

Larry ode du Toilet Lark
 — larrylark

Yea boy.
though you havent considered the changes in L 6 and L 9.
am i right? :-)

Larry myopic lark.
 — trochee

Larry, this poem is so perfect.
I'm happy and touched again, to be reading this.
 — jenakajoffer

this is so nice.
thanks, poet.
: )
 — fractalcore

i see why many like this, do i dare say it is touching? well, yes, but not in any melodramatic way of course.

i like this. has some really good lines, righting is lucid, content itself smooth and hopeful, encouraging.

-- a friend that listens too much.
 — unknown

Hi unknown

you have my ear

Larry Noddy Lark
 — larrylark