"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want."

-Jazz, Toni Morrison


Insanity

I’m insane, or at least not well, my brain
A flooded grave, the coffin cracked by roots
From a forest overgrown...she has slain
The dead once again, and from me no fruits
Shall flower again; alas, I'm now dust
That once was flesh and bone, long since decayed,
Crushed, missing and lost in Earth’s silent crust—
A flute gone stale or a lover betrayed
By time. O, am I really out of time?
May I not wash my face and clear my head
And try again, again, again?—To climb
From ruin and rubble to glory instead?
I’m not well, true, and well may never be,
But the sane cannot see what I have seen!


Andy Posner is a resident of Dedham, Massachusetts, grew up in Los Angeles and received his Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Culture from California State University, Northridge. He moved to New England in 2007 to pursue an MA in Environmental Studies at Brown University. While there, he founded Capital Good Fund, a nonprofit that provides small personal loans and financial coaching to low-income residents of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Florida. Twitter: @aposner1984

Cover photo by Gabriel Matula on Unsplash

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