Sentencing the obvious

What difference between the man well-read
and the man wholly given to lunacy?
Words! Recipes, grammars, dictionaries
all rutted and rooted in the brain!
How precipitate a few signs, symbols,
diverse fantasies we play along with—
no man has ever been happier than
when dissociated, no more unhappy
than when an alien in the body—
a sensible man jailed in a cell
with but his thoughts for detail
yelps, “I was imprisoned
for telling them they’re men!”

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~ by Jeremy on June 9, 2013.

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