Taking Up Space
by Eden of @the.autisticats
at least, the ones that stood out
the ones that took up space
replaced mine like
i’m a ghost of a person anyway.
picture day and
my backpack’s in the bleachers
i get back, someone’s there
where i was, where i should be.
i climb up, move my backpack to
the lower step.
my friends return to their original seats.
math class and
the girl in front of me turns around
takes up half my desk with her arm
leans on her elbow
takes her time, takes some selfies.
she doesn’t speak to me.