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October 03, 2022

In My Own Way

By John Maurer

In My Own Way

The regimentation of your day's subsectors
Is obsessive, compulsive, and disorderly
But if you so enjoy it, it isn't a disorder

If I can learn to enjoy the melancholia
As much as the mania
I won't be bipolar any longer
Just eccentrically inclined

Maybe then I won't feel
the electric shock they call therapy
Maybe then I can climb through
the bars on my windows

But that is exactly why I am behind them
My addiction to escapism
How long I have dedicated
To trying to go nowhere






Article © John Maurer. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-04-04
Image(s) are public domain.
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