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”

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”

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”

New York Triptych

Tara and I had an absolutely fantastic trip to NYC last month. This was our first trip with just the two of us, and so it was a huge milestone for me. We were a bit worried about my regulation, but I usually am so captivated by travel that I am generally more regulated whileContinue reading “New York Triptych”

Father’s Day & Grief

Today I think of my Papa as I most love to remember him: My best cheerleader! He was so full of vibrant joy and optimism, and so enthusiastic about our little routines. He staunchly defended me at all times. He was delighted by our friendship. He made me feel worthy of genuine interest. He wasContinue reading “Father’s Day & Grief”

Man Overboard

This is a poem I presented in July for International Association for Spelling as Communication‘s Neurolyrical Cafe open mic night. It is about disillusionment and conflict. Man overboard by Danny WhittyFarther than an isolated atoll,Adrift alone.Weakened and forgotten.What am I?What is this place?What am I to do?Adrift.Alone.Weak.Forgotten.You forgot me.

Body, Voice, Vision

I presented this at I-ASC‘s monthly Neurolyrical Cafe in August 2020. This has been on my mind a lot lately. It is a common feeling for autistics like me. Please try to understand. Body, Voice, Vision by Danny Whitty That is the boringworry in my head.That is the blandissue on my mind.That is the stressfulnaggingContinue reading “Body, Voice, Vision”

Seaside Vigil

This poem was written for the Cow Tipping Summer Writing Workshop earlier this summer. It was written in 10 minutes, but I love how it turned out. It is about missing my dad. Seaside Vigil by Danny Whitty Walking on the sand I am at peace,The saltwater puts me at ease.Waves roaring in my ears,ItContinue reading “Seaside Vigil”