Immunized

Contemplating
what went wrong after
the last time
they injected you.

Developmental delays,
sensory integration dysfunction,
autism – Asperger’s

maybe.

Talking has ceased
Sign language, they tell me.
We will teach him
sign language.

I cannot fathom what’s
going on inside your
beautiful, odd-shaped head,

one minute alive, vibrant,
the next,
no longer there.

I want to reach inside,
place my love there,
break you free from

what?

I do not know.

Help me understand.
I’m standing on
the outside
Won’t you let me in?

Your four now.
school says you cannot
come back
until you are immunized.

Help me understand
what caused your quick
retreat.
I’m on the outside.
Please let me in.

*My second post for the “Poem A Day” Challenge.

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