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Down the hall from a schizophrenic
Shouting loudly to and from himself
Not as pathetic
As these other city dwellers
Who don’t question and take everything in
Their madness is in their fashion
Their wisdom is dim
The way of the gods won’t die
But sometimes you can’t see it in their eyes…
Covered by smoke
Last night I heard the shouting man say
“You know why people are such assholes?
Their egos!
And believe it or not,
He just said it again, the moment before I was about to type it
Repeating the dialogue to himself
Night after night
Insanity
Just like the sane people
Unwilling to fight
Night after night
The very life(style) that is making the sick.

[reprinted from WORDS 74 (SVA literary journal), edited by Professor Louis Phillips]

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