state ward in chi-town

edwin chased razor blades with pinesol

miguel is a chronic masturbator who said

come with me, you want to do sex?

miriam punched me twice, hard

i took lithium and clonopin

with no one to stop me but myself

and now I’m sitting here with these

ghosts, shells of the person you were

i can’t even call so you can

laugh at me

while i wear the pajama pants

the woman who read us our vows wore

800 miles and three suicide attempts

(one successful, two not)

away from a beautiful day in march

ten years ago we thought

crazy could be cured

now the man has become the myth

and the woman has been left a widow

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