written by: David Gray-Hammond
The world is broken,
Suffering surrounds it,
Enveloping it in darkness,
How can I help the world feel a little less broken?
How can I feel a little less broken?
I cannot reconcile the world’s vitriol with the utopia in my mind,
Wished for as a child,
All I can do is make a small difference,
One drop at a time,
Until like an ocean, good deeds wash away the bad,
Shall I put forth my actions?
A cacophony of dissent,
Against a world that tries so hard to immolate itself,
To thine own self be true,
My truth is a productive irritant,
I will dismantle the hateful systems of the world,
I will make a difference,
One droplet at a time.
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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