Love and Madness

by Larry Chamberlin   Jan 31, 2019

I have abandoned the shores of sanity
and cast sail into roiling waves of madness;
my brain has swollen in feverish anxiety
trapping wild thoughts inside who
flop like sea lions in a damp metal cage
on the deck of an aimlessly tossing ship.

An ocean current carries me after you
without volition on my part and with sails
slack in windless cloudless night skies;
stars wheel overhead from the east
and only their silent movement shows
the passage of this crazed frenzy of time.

Whether I catch up with you I know not
or even if I’ll merely spy you from afar
but travel this schizoidal path I must
for there is no other point of reference
that grounds me save your floating asylum,
chasing this mirage until I fall off the edge.


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  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Glad to see this nominated. The imagery is superb and it takes the reader on a vibrant emotional journey through the insanity and obsession of love. A most enjoyable read. Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Very very interesting and yet so true. Thank you for sharing. All the best to you Larry.

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