The Liberation of Madness
"When I think of the fun I missed, I try not to be bitter."
(from Time and Space by Jane Wagner)
as the act of stepping
from reality's shit-stained underwear.
I lift guilt's spinning drill bit
out of the wounds of my
It describes my impaled jog
along the fixed squirrel wheel
of petrified fury,
Puts me beyond pain,
through selective perception's
It comes at a time when I can't,
from the absence of power.
Copyright 1999, Jennifer Lagier
Jennifer Lagier teaches at Hartnell College and California State University, Monterey
Bay. She is a member of the National Writers Union, Local 7. "The Liberation of Madness" first appeared in Sojourner.