Really do just hope my autism will go away. It does find ways to hold me in its grip of rudeness, and it distances me from being who I am. I must retreat from a normal world to have a bit of peace. Please respect my shell that is a needed shield of protection. Please don’t try to knock it or rub it or slice it away to make me seem normal. I have need of it and will go crazy to leave it too often. I want to please you, but it is too painful. I can find you and love you from inside it. Can you find me? Please try.