Ode to my executive functioning difference
I made a list of “Things To Do”
Hoping it would see me through.
Simple things and normal tasks.
With time to take – each one was marked.
Basic jobs you do with ease
Instinctively in twos and threes.
But I must do them one-by-one.
And check my list to get them done.
To keep an order is the worst.
Whichever task shall I do first?
And where on Earth does my time go?
How others cope I’ll never know.
At lunchtime you might find me sat
Half-dressed with jeans upon my lap.
Lost in thought, off-list again –
Distracted by my tangled brain.
That’s not to say my brain is bad
Or wrong, disordered, faulty or mad.
It’s just my genes – I’m made this way
To live a slightly different day.
Give me one task – serious and long
That I may truly focus upon.
And then you’ll see my mind works well
When released from daily domestic hell.