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written by: David Gray-Hammond



Sweet solace of your bitter, acidic taste,
The scent that makes me glimmer,
I take rest in its warmth,

I sit, cup in hand, and observe the morning world,
A moment’s peace in the cacophony of life,
This moment is my religion,

I find my peace in the sound of the jungle,
Sipping the bittersweet nectar,
Time stands still and I am at one,

Amongst the putrid hate of the world, this single moment allows me peace,
Spiritual joy in a china cup,

And when the world becomes too much to stomach,
This moment will hold me in perpetual bliss,
And allow me to escape my mind.

David Gray-Hammond

David Gray-Hammond

David Gray-Hammond is an autistic addict, sober and in recovery, living in Brighton, UK. He is a presenter and educator for Aucademy. David also presents the podcast "Especially interesting" from Aucademy, which can be found on Spotify. He writes and speaks extensively on the topic of autism, addiction, and mental health, and is working on a poetry collection to capture his life as an autistic addict. He has spoken at a number of conferences and runs the Facebook page Emergent Divergence. His writing can be found on his WordPress site - Emergent Divergence.
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