What I Felt After Being Diagnosed at 20
By a few simple words.
After My Diagnosis: A Journey
My heart and my brain
Now grow in unison,
Thinking as one, and wondering
Where to go from there
After leaving the psychiatrist’s office.
My soul and my mouth
Both ask the same questions,
Asking why I didn’t know sooner.
And can I finally stop fighting
After finding answers I didn’t consider?
My lungs and my eyes
Must handle the new life in front of me.
They force me breathing, searching
For the next step to take,
Knowing I’ve got a powerful life to live.
My feet and my hands
Keep building and working
Because I’ve only just begun,
Climbing visceral mountains
With each day that I’m given.
Emma Foster is a recent college graduate, writer, and poet from Florida. She was diagnosed with Asperger’s at 20 years old, but in her opinion it wasn’t a late diagnosis. She spends her time writing, reading, and learning as much as she can on different topics that inspire her.