mental health

david mclean

mental health

 

what fails us

today

is not a psyche

raped as a baby

but a whole rapist

society

inventing the obligation

of the raped and

taken

 

inside us is nothing

a box of

nothing, a mind

inside the body

that defines us

babies

 

what fails us

is the listless fingers

of the state touching places

they do not belong in,

its children

abused and used

to feed factories, factors

drugged by society’s

evil dealers, psychiatrists

are priests and policemen,

devils and the lies they feed us

inside

 

problems are is this succulent

stasis, the nothing that lies

bright electric lies between

its shiftless victims, social

dustbin they throw humans

in, the mad and their broken

words in, as were they hopeless

vermin, as though children

were poems to be

rewritten

 

the maniacs dismissed as idiots

often the only people with eyes

open, often the hope and the

open, the eyes that closed hope

inside

 

they are unhappy not

handicapped, they are just

human, these self-injuring

children

 

and you, Herr Doktor,

sadic impotence and sexy

self-importance, no mother

substitute, no nipple

~ by jwoodall on February 14, 2009.

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