Poetic Meter and Paranoia

 

Oh but you don’t hear the minor stresses

That squeak within my ear

Awry, these sparks, my mind obsesses

The sounds are never clear

 

Discordant chords, the warring lords

That shriek and summon me

Crescendos rise like heathen hordes

Devoid of purity

 

The pitch peeps in and germinates

The eardrum quivers, quakes

A mind of vaginated states

The grayest matter flakes

 

And fulminates and flagellates

At every itchy noise

That pollinates, contaminates

Depriving me of poise

 

David Gottfried, Copyright, 1997

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