10 comments on “Non Compos Mentis

  1. Harsh reality though it is, I love this–great poetic image, as well as the painting/drawing. As I ponder, I’m thinking that sometimes it is that brush cut of madness that actually reveals the depth of personality–like mined silver. So, having survived it, one is richer.

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  2. I’ve always considered madness a sort of overly thoughtful ingrown dynamic, a relentless selfishness
    leaving one’s personality ultimately lost and alone for whatever reason. Your poem seams to say that sort of thing much more eloquently and effectively.

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