I'm doing National Poetry Writing Month.
This was my April 1 poem, referencing April Fools Day but not really an April Fools poem. References it in that people have been fooled, that is.
Trigger Warning: Ableism, Death
Fools of April
Blue, everywhere blue.
Fooled, everyone fooled.
Fooled by the promise of awareness,
Fooled by the words of the powerful.
Fighting, everywhere fighting.
Simply trying to survive.
Fooled by "the right to die."
Fooled into believing some lives not worthy of living.
Quiet, everywhere quiet.
So few to hear our screams.
Fooled by those who believe themselves good.
Fools of April, all.
Note For Anyone Writing About Me
Guide to Writing About Me
I am an Autistic person,not a person with autism. I am also not Aspergers. The diagnosis isn't even in the DSM anymore, and yes, I agree with the consolidation of all autistic spectrum stuff under one umbrella. I have other issues with the DSM.
I don't like Autism Speaks. I'm Disabled, not differently abled, and I am an Autistic activist. Self-advocate is true, but incomplete.
Citing My Posts
MLA: Hillary, Alyssa. "Post Title." Yes, That Too. Day Month Year of post. Web. Day Month Year of retrieval.
APA: Hillary, A. (Year Month Day of post.) Post Title. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://yesthattoo.blogspot.com/post-specific-URL.