From our Perilous Rose Stephanie Wytovich.
MADHOUSE POEM: Psychiatry for the LonelyPatient: Lonely Illness: Heartbreak, Doubt Treatment: Psychiatry Appointment Case Number: 173 “Embrace Your Madness” Residing Nurse: Hysteria Psychiatry for the Lonely By Stephanie M. Wytovich Imagine If you didn’t have to be invisible, If you didn’t have to hide, If you were with someone, Someone who let you Be you: Crazy, wonderful, Awful, Beautiful You.
NowImagine If you didn’t have to be covered in dust, If you didn’t have to be covered in cobwebs, If you were loved by someone, Someone who understood the Darkness in Your soul: Your sad, scary Frighteningly Insane, Soul.
NowImagine If that someone related to the madness If that someone saw your beauty And loved the death in your eyes, If that someone loved Your faults: Your addictions, your sickness, Your slurs, Ticks, And shakes.
AndImagine If you let yourself fall in love Instead of in suicide, Instead of in loneliness, And let that someone Save you: Chaotic, intense, Blissfully neurotic, Exquisitely Perfect You.
NowAccept That it’s possible to break your restraints To walk out of solitary Out of lockdown And open your heart, Your broken, Shattered, Bleeding, needing Heart. Now tell me, Tell me how that makes you feel.