This poem is a fun look at stimming, a self-stimulatory behavior associated with autism, from the point of view of a genuine friend. July 30 is the UN International Day of Friendship. If you have a poem about friendship with a person with autism, send it to email@example.com, with a brief bio and photo. We will publish selected poems on the ASP blog over the calendar year.
About the poet: Patricia Marie Grace S. Gomez is a two-time Palanca Awardee for Poetry for Children "Poems from the Pantry and Prehistoric Times" and Short Story for Children "A Thousand Paper Cranes". She also has honorable mention from the Philippine Board on Books for Young People-Salanga Prize for her children's story "Pepe's Gift" about the childhood of Jose Rizal. She lives in Bacolod City with her husband Mark and their two boys Mark Jr. and Malachy.