All the rain

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! After feeling amazing during Christmas, I have been very out of sorts for a few days. But I wanted to share this poem. It was written about days like the rainy ones we are having this week in San Diego, washing away 2022. It is a summary of a bigContinue reading “All the rain”

Poem: Our brown bags with colorful tissue

Dear Friends, Thank you so very much for your kindness with my last post. I am coming out of it, though still feeling very rundown. But I was able to have a lovely day out with Tara a couple of days ago. I had been feeling so low about missing out on the pre-Christmas spirit,Continue reading “Poem: Our brown bags with colorful tissue”

In Thanks – a poem

Dear Friends, Happy Thanksgiving to you all! My life is so rich, ever growing more so. Gratitude is infused into my being, and it is a gorgeous and exhilarating way to live. I am having a bit of a tough day, with some anxiety and OCD and grief for my father; holidays bring up soContinue reading “In Thanks – a poem”

Boo!

Happy Halloween, Friends! I so love the whimsical and fantastical and spooky spirit of Halloween, as well as the idea of connecting with spirits of our dearly departed. I also love writing Halloween-themed poems each year. This is my 2022 Halloween poem, inspired by my late father, who used to say that he would beContinue reading “Boo!”

2 Years Ago: A soul illuminated by a class

Dear Friends, Two years ago, I wrote my first real class assignment! It was for Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo), a course on Coursera taught by U Penn. It so lit up my life, and opened up my world to the power and art of poetry. The professor, Al Filreis, was so welcoming ofContinue reading “2 Years Ago: A soul illuminated by a class”

All I Can Say

Dear Friends, Here are some tough feelings I have been heavy with this week. Thank you to Unrestricted Interest for sharing this in your newsletter, The Listening World (I recommend subscribing for more poems from neurodivergent authors, including some of my friends)! Link: https://thelisteningworld.substack.com/p/all-i-can-say I am so hoping this resonates with you. Your Friend, DannyContinue reading “All I Can Say”

My Birthday Message

Dear Friends, Wow, I am 37 today! I decided to re-post the poem I wrote for my birthday last year. I am still so just beginning my life with communication, and this is only my third birthday since having Spelling access in my daily life. Each milestone brings joy, pride, and also gratitude, but alsoContinue reading “My Birthday Message”

We are us

Dear Friends, I am so glowing from Motormorphosis! Wow! I want to share a poem I wrote about how it felt to be in such an accepting community in person. This was my first time at a large public event centered on nonspeaking autistic folks, and it was such a space of understanding and comfortContinue reading “We are us”

The universe is learning

Dear Friends, I wrote this poem yesterday to try to sort through my feelings and swirling thoughts. It helped to share with my friends at Neurolyrical CafĂ© this evening. I share them with you now. Your Friend, Danny — The universe is learningby Danny Whitty I.What the world is coming toComing fromAnd going toWill itContinue reading “The universe is learning”