💡I learned

To string
Lights. Lies
Upon my
Limbs for
Another.

I Turn on
my Face,

As Living
Day-core.

—-

They say
Masking
Takes off
Fourteen
Years of
Your life.

Trauma,
Sunken
In To Our

Skins—-
——Deep.

—-

They say
Fluorescent
Lights will
Kill you.

Some of
Us must
Take the
Warning,
Literally.

—-

We, the
Electricity,

Sparkling
Social
Spaces
With ALL
Of our
Energies

Til all our
—💡 💡
Burn out.

—-

I have
Been
Left,

Frayed
Wires
Covered

In Warm
Glass.

—-

Leave.

do Not
Come
back

Mistaking
My bulbs
For your
snack,
Waiting.

—-

I have since
Smashed
The fixture

You once
Gazed Upon.

ReMade myself

Mosaic———
—|||from|_|_|
——Shattered
Shards of me.

—-

My light
Show is
Cancelled.

Shut
Down.

—-

I no longer
Cast Free
Gleams
For Other’s

Hungry
Darkened
—Eyes.

——————-

@imoosker

Masking is a complex and costly survival strategy for #autistic people but it comes with a cost #autism #unmaskingautism #latediagnosedautistic

♬ original sound – bay

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