I Apologize, A Poem


I Apologize

- Lump in my throat tears in my eyes

- How many times must I apologize

- Reach up to knock

- Explanation ready to go

- I'm his mother that's my son

- I apologize if he disturbed anyone

- He screams. they stare. They whisper.

- Strangers, neighbors and well meaning friends

- Stand in judgement of me once again

- We all wear our good people mask in way

- Guess They forgot to put theirs on today

- Even in the grocery store

- He screams. they stare. They whisper.

-I have to explain once more

- Lump in my throat tears in my eyes once again i apologize.

- I explain he is autistic. He is a collector

- I return the items he took and I hear them tell each other

- How they would have whooped my child

- That I should raise him better

- We all wear our good people mask in a way

- Guess they forgot to put theirs on today

- I'm his mother that's my son I apologize if he disturbed anyone

- Good Christians do it too

- They think you can just pray the Autism away

- He screams.They stare. They whisper.

- Lump in my throat tears in my eyes

- The usher escorts us outside once again I apologize

- We all wear our good people mask in a way

- Guess they forgot to put theirs on today

- I'm his mother that's my son

- I apologize if he disturbed anyone.

- I know you stare because you don't understand.

- You whisper because you expect me to feel ashamed

- I apologize for falling short of your expectations once again.