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HIGHER EDUCATION

Poem by Natasha Marie B. Navarro


Of Madness
Natasha Marie B. Navarro

Like an anxious child, you reveled on bodily fluids

And the more lurid consequences of death;

You mocked friendship and fidelity

And clearly regarded yourself as above all rules.

Also you played the mad game:

At once manic

At another, depressive

Though, never to such bizarre lengths, and suddenly-

Realizing that the game was a highly perilous one

You were slowly slipping into real madness

Since we become what we pretend to be.

The only difference between you and a madman is that you are not mad

Yours is willed paranoia.

But, once and for all, you will be expurgated

From the diaspora that you vehemently embraced,

And which has consumed your entirety

Hoping against hope

That your fleeting lunacy

Will depart from your midst

For eternity

 
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