Notes After First Edit
I'm so grateful you read through my poetry collection, My Love, I Like Making You Smile.
In the future, I plan to add art to this collection. I doodle; this collection could use some of my ink work.
If you haven't yet, please consider reading A Shapeshifter, Cyborg, & Wisp, my sci-fantasy novel; it's my favorite project here on Wattpad.
Notes After First Draft
I wrote this collection while suffering from acute anxiety and long-term depression. Underwater, I can hear my heartbeat working overtime; the echo of my jaw grinding.
I'm also on the spectrum, but I don't consider my autism a negative force in my life—an illness—like my anxiety and depression. Rather, autism is the well-intentioned genetic developmental irregularity that gifted me intelligence. It's not the spectrum that makes life stressful for autistic people, but society's flaws.
Writing is my main therapy for the darkness I carry in my belly, the lonely downward spiral; in the case of this collection, I wanted to capture equal parts sadness, happiness, frustration and hope, darkness and light, while returning to smiles as my anchor.
I like when people smile and laugh. I suppose I wish I could smile and laugh more.
Thank you for reading my poetry collection.
YOU ARE READING
My Love, I Like Making You SmilePoetry
Poetry about my smiling depression, anxiety, and autism. Complete. - #13 Collection of Poems | November 18 #11 Collection of Poems | December 18 #10 Collection of Poems | June 19