MUSIC by Amy Sequenzia The silence Just before the first Note A split second when The body prepares itself for The harmony of the senses Bliss Low pitch pulsating in My veins. The beat of the Drums in sync with My heart My Heart Beats And the Blood Flows The colors get Brighter with each High pitch They move faster, drawing Shapes all around me My body shivers with Excitement Anticipation And Beauty Notes Touching my arms My torso Gentle strokes in My skin From the inside Exploding into the Ether Words Caressing Gently Pinching A tickle - a tactile whisper They envelop me With beauty The colors Circling around me Like arrows They fly from My center Into space And beyond Coming back from Eternity Bringing along Delight It is a whole being experience. It is Body Mind Soul Exchange of energy Who gives? Who receives? The bubble that doesn't burst But that grows. Then softly is Absorbed by my Elated self The beauty The bliss The music
Amy Sequenzia is a non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about disability rights, civil rights and human rights. She also writes poetry.
Amy has presented in several conferences in the US and abroad, and her work is featured in books about being Autistic and Disabled. Amy is deeply involved with the Neurodiversity Movement and has been outspoken about the rights and worthy of disabled people.
In June 2015 Amy co-edited an anthology of essays written by people who type, write or point to letters to communicate (Typed Words, Loud Voices – Autonomous Press, publisher)
Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST).
All her online published work can be found on her blog, nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com.