a brief history of mental illness…

there’s a gap of six days…

yes…

no writing…

right…February…was in Bellevue…12 West…one ah’ the crazy floors…

why…

well…you go to the crazy floor ’cause you wanna kill somebody…or…kill yourself…

and…

that’s the longest i’ve gone without writing all year…

really…

yea…some guys fish…some guys fuck…me…i don’t know…it’s just what i do…

so you were in Bellevue…

yes…second time…

second…

yea…walked into emergency back in 2011…that was a hard year too…

why…

hospitalized in Iowa City…Yale in New Haven…Presbyterian Uptown…Bellevue…

how many times have you been hospitalized…

i don’t know…close to thirty…last year was a lot…Indiana…St. Louis…Kentucky…Bellevue…

always the same…

yes…yes…still crazy…after all these years…

you said people are hospitalized for either wanting to kill somebody…or…themselves…

yes…

and you…

me…i…like walking in the park…when it gets late at night…move ’round in the dark…

not going to answer that one uh…

and leave when it gets light…sit around by day tied up in chains so tight…

do you look for peace…

said…do you look for peace…

yes…yes…don’t you…

* a special thanks to Paul Simon(Still Crazy After All These Years) 

*and a special thanks to New Order(Subculture)…as well…

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