I'd Rather Be Mad

Being fine
staying normal
sanity, cloning, fitting in, catching up, maintaining
The priest the politician the classes the races
my brother my sister my mother my father
You are me, I am you, we are different
they live for here you stay for then
Today is yesterday, now is gone, tomorrow is never coming
Chose this
stay here
alternative times
retro sex…

Entering the backwards motion of moving in
holding on, staying alert, caring for nothing, exploiting everything
They say to be rich the dollar must strike the heart
Not to see but my own reflection
Not to hear but my own sound
Not to feel but my own touch
Can this be loneliness
Or solitude

Reason beyond understanding, love without feeling,
pain without hate, change without knowledge
Screaming to the boundless realms of deaf time
history sits on the edge of discovery
casting images of now

See into the eyes of a child
kiss the lips of forgotten lovers
taste of the earth in all her glory
nothing is something
turn around what do you feel?

Ink dried
elegantly typed
words drowning
stirring small pools of belief
Gaze not to this that despises compassion
Take not of that
Take not.
Judgment reflects
the mirror is clear
what do you see

Change coming from within
Change coming from beyond
Movement stopped, motion no longer needed

Tired hands gripping a sense of reality
fingers frolicking through passages of forgotten times
Hear not what i say but what I feel
Warm the eyes of a stranger
Lick the lips of fear
Say thank you to a friend

School aged children giggling at logic defending notion
Emotionally aged seeks reason
interplayed with tired questions needing definitive answer
Walking, talking, licking, sucking, pulling, tugging
all childish things
all adult things
things, things, things, we all need things

Words spoken
casually pondered
scratching at meaning
challenging the lump resting haphazardly at the edge of the bed
Time spent
bodies wasted


I'd Rather Be Mad


Joined March 2008

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