Insight or Pathology

Insight or Pathology   fragments of alternity surface and swim around me like sharks I feel the sweep and pressure of their passing yet cannot grasp their shape or know intent   lifted to altered reality on Archangel Gabapentin wings no pattern no familiars   awe full insight or pathology   Jane Nicol 2006   This poem accompanies the painting Insight...

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Acting, As If

Acting, As If In the depth of wrenching dark When I and my world break apart and fail On some still level I will hold alternate truths to be That the sun will eventually rise That laughter breaks through impossibility That open-heartedness, steeped in hot...

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Anthem for Pfizer

Anthem for Pfizer Holy, Holy, Pfizer merciful and mighty, Lord of drug angels Why should I face and befriend pain, when you offer all-powerful mercy. Lifted to altered reality on Archangel Gabapentin wings. I sold my mind, myself, for that promised moment of relief Jane Nicol 2005 This poem accompanies the painting Anthem...

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Being Human (Illusion/Evolution)

Being Human Soul forgotten solitary in shivering human form building prison walls out of illusion braggart swaggering illusion whistling in the dark of truth denying the loneliness, the helplessness of being alive step back witness and remember learn to love the helplessness of being alive the dark bright pity of being human Jane Nicol...

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Song for Old Nick

Song For Old Nick The Skylark sings as joyfully on Christmas Day as on any other day of the year Jane Nicol 2004 This poem accompanies the painting Song For Old Nick (Portal series). ...

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No Me

No Me swimming dizzy in a soup of fear no breath no up no down how long before I drown what is “I” that may drown who I was is now the soup cooking at a rolling boil no up no down no me be careful the illusion of existence might...

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