I don't want anesthesia for breakfast again, no pouring naptha on my cheerios, or ether in an oatmeal feed bag over my nose and mouth. (However nasotracheal intubation of coffee is indicated per DSM-5, 315.30 (F80.89) – Pragmatic Communication Disorder, e.g. Poetry1) Better your feral kissing stays stitched across my skull, sutures of the cranial plates fused into a flight of starlings, like radios tuned to the shillelagh station – Swing, somewhere between Cab Calloway and a blackthorn club arcing towards my head. Awareness. Concussion. Only you.
“Social (pragmatic) communication disorder is characterized by a primary difficulty with pragmatics, or the social use of language and communication, as manifested by deficits in understanding and following social rules of verbal and nonverbal communication in naturalistic contexts, changing language according to the needs of the listener or situation, and following rules for conversations and storytelling. The deficits in social communication result in functional limitations in effective communication, social participation, development of social relationships, academic achievement, or occupational performance. The deficits are not better explained by low abilities in the domains of structural language or cognitive ability.” (From DSM-5, pg. 48)