Poem by: Josiah Cullen  |  USA

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By: Josiah Cullen

Apples are more like us than we think …

They need to be lifted.

They need to be grown.

They need to be opened.

They need to be shown.

They need to be held.

They need to be liked.

They need to be savored.

They need to be seen to the core.

They need to look like they can do it again and again,

because seeds are in them to make trees with many, many more.

Josiah Cullen is 17 years old, autistic and nonverbal. He has a unique way of seeing the world but it “rings true,” as he communicates his thoughts through pointing at letters to spell. Josiah enjoys poetry and painting.


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