“With wishing for places old, autism can rest. A place familiar means peace for pacing thoughts and plaiting sensations that pulse through me. New places prick at my soul until l am in shreds and Beast protects me.
Beast is a burly rescuer who bounces between me and your world. Pranks he plays drive you crazy and even scare some but within in a savior.
People want to be rid of the naughty beast called autism, but he shields me from hearing and seeing too much.”