the casual pageantry of madness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

by Alfred Kubin

standing at the top of the staircase 

closing the eyes & arms out wide

fallen in love with the casual pageantry of madness

the one & only

the love that will not leave

the you that will not cease to be &

tumbling backward laughing

out & out into the open air

back bouncing down the ridges

without a care

bones ricocheting

bruises purpling & all coming to the surface of the


this is how you begin again.


so who was it that said that being normal was cool?

what again is normal, but following rules?

the status quo (piss, yellow in the snow)

writing your name in it for all the world to see

(and still staying within the lines)---


madness invites

madness comforts

madness kisses on the lips

madness will not cheat

madness will not steal from you

it only beckons that you

take from those that insist that they are

right in every way.


walk with caution because the self-righteous

slink around on the ground in their slithery snakeskin

amongst us---

the best that one can do is don your steel toed boots


grind them into the ground

when they come to town.

Submitted: September 23, 2011

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