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  • Tom Boyd

I Am

I Am

I am odd, I am new I wonder if you are too I hear voices in the air I see you don’t, and that’s not fair I want to not feel blue I am odd, I am new I pretend that you are too I feel like a boy in outerspace I touch the stars and feel out of place I worry what others might think I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink I am odd, I am new I understand now that so are you I say I, “feel like a castaway” I dream of a day that that’s okay I try to fit in I hope that someday I do I am odd, I am new.

10-year-old boy with autism is the author


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