“Our hospital was famous and housed many great poets and singers. Did the hospital specialize in poets and singers or was it that poets and singers specialized in madness?”

i\’ve given much thought 
  to the concept of mental status 
     with exposure to normal individuals
          who seemed mad — and mad individuals 
              that seemed normal 

the desire to compare 
   is one that should genuinely 
      never have seen the illumination 

             think about it for a moment 
                  here you are — in attempt
                      to be the best possible you
                          while fear of inadequacy 
                              starts to manifest a lacerated 
                                  visage steeped only in darkness 
                             makes its presence known 
                        an evil guardian twisted 
                  who wants nothing 
           other than to amplify weakness 
   how will you decide to proceed? 
      be the you you were meant to be 
          and proceed in a fashion 
              of comprehension 
                   and awareness 

      for me — i know there are individuals 
         who surpass my talent and am equally 
              mindful that i am proficient
                  with the gifts i house 

     so you see? 
          some above 
                 some below 

           with me comfortable 
                in the middle 
                   just being 

Title Quote: Susanna Kaysen Girl, Interrupted

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