Poemdog

Dogs 2019

CHERISHED INSANITY
(6/9/19)


"Came to believe
that a Power
greater than ourselves
could restore us
to sanity."

a man
wrote
those words

and they
are beneficial
toward their
intended
goal

a step
to sobriety

they
were not inscribed
upon stone
by divine
lightning

sanity
seems more
a flexible standard
of society
to judge
those
in the minority

some
have God given
gifts
not understood
by the majority

seldom
understood
by the person
in question

we are
different

we are
all
different

many
can easily
fit a format
in order
to belong

others
cannot

so some
bend
their natures
chemically
to accept
what's expected

either way
we lose
a part
of ourselves

a part
of what
we were intended
to be

of course
there are those
who are just
institutionally
crazy

but others
have a
choice

and choose
their own vein
of insane

accounts
wanting
or not