Peter’s Mindfull


Peter’s a schizophrenic,psych ward
but the doctors drain those voices
right out of his head
with the tip of a needle.

Lately he’s been listening
between stations
to a six-dollar transistor radio,
scribbling notes to himself,
while the four bare walls
of his room
gather together in anticipation.

Sometimes, when pressed for answers
with the threat of needles and padded bindings,
Peter crinkles up like a late-autumn leaf,
and, with a voice hardly his own, says:
“I just wanna go home.”

8 Responses to Peter’s Mindfull

  1. Psycho Ward says:

    What crazy bull-shit! Life is depressing enough without making stuff like this!

  2. Mauro Metallo says:

    Alienation is only an alternative state of mind, which find its reason to be in a parallel reality that is seldom even perceived by the so called “normal”.

  3. uncoveringyou says:

    this feels so sad…helpless…good writing though 🙂

    • davecandoit says:

      Thanks, Kim. It’s actually based on a person who used to frequent a local coffee shop that I went to back in the early 1990s. I never met him or anything, but the girl who worked there (who is now my best friend) used to tell me about him when he came in. He always enjoyed a good conversation, albeit usually alone.

      Saw your nude photo, nice job. (For those wondering, it’s not a photo of Kim nude, but of a nude model Kim photographed.)

  4. y says:

    this is another great one. so many random bits that remind me of things i’ve written down from street ramblings.

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