Grace the air with gentle movement,
Conduit for the muses,
Nought can compare,
To the rush of sharing such love with the world,
Of the simplest truths displayed in the most beautifully complex ways.
I am a snowflake on the wind,
I swirl back and forth,
Majestic movements making moments of madness seem mundane,
This is my passion,
My souls exists to do this,
My first true love.
Each time the world’s heart beats,
The blood rushes through me,
Exciting the creation of beauty,
I consume this rhythm,
Rest easy in its bosom,
It flows into my lungs to give me life,
A single moment of peace.
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.