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Tony Gloeggler: What Anyone Knows

Diagnosed
with mental retardation and cerebral
palsy, he spent his early childhood
in Willowbrook hell.

June 23, 2022 · 16 Comments

Tony Gloeggler: Cheez-Its

He makes a wounded bird sound
if we have to sit at the bar, wait
for a table, or the waitress brings
his apple juice a bit too slowly

April 28, 2022 · 6 Comments

Tony Gloeggler: Autistic Joy

He freezes, tries not to look at me and places
his hand over his mouth as this boundless
sound spills out, his eyes bubbly blue champagne,
while his body shakes and shivers in happiness.

April 7, 2022 · 8 Comments

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