Saturday, June 20, 2015
Serious Mental Illness
"serious mental illness"..
because it wasn't enough to define me by a label... a diagnosis... an opinion.
A way to neatly fold people and sort them according to generalization.
violent, deranged, unpredictable, criminal, crazed, evil...
These terms have now become interchangeable,
And I listen, mutely attentive, as they define me for an unquestioning public.
who demand punishment.
your rights, your country, your protections, your freedom.
I have none of these, but my suffering pays for all.
And I wonder,
if those that denied the blood red current of the Danube...
those who swore they saw nothing...
Those who swore it was a necessary sacrifice..
I wonder if they felt as vindicated as you do?