By anonymous o.z.

I am not of man.

Man is to sit,
blink,
enjoy,
feel;
most important man is to live in equity.

If man were to attack man, they’d be reprimanded.
If we were to, we’d be misunderstood.
We’d be the flaw;
it wouldn’t be our fault;
after all we’re subman.

If man were to fail, it’s on man themself.
If we were to, we’d be babied.
We’d be given coddle.
After all we’re subman.

If man were to succeed, man is fulfilling their purpose.
If we were to, we’d be the exception.
We’d be the goal.
After all we’re subman.

If to be a man is to be an equal,
and to be an equal is not to live in equity.
Then how can I be a man?

If a man is subject to the harsh realities,
yet I am sheltered,
hidden,
“misunderstood,”
then how can I be a man?

I am not of man;
I am subman.

This piece is a reflection of how those with neurodevelopment disorders are treated and seen as subhuman as a result of society making a conscious attempt to see them as human.