parable (2)

November 26, 2016 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

parable (2)

in the country of the blind, i’ve been told, the one-
eyed man is king.

but to be sane in the madmen’s cities?–
it is suicide.

 

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This of course has nothing to do with current conditions.

 

I am also not at all disturbed by current conditions.

 

–Or right now I’m waiting before saying anything true on the subject, as much as I can restrain myself.  I can say “I told you so”.  I wish, I so wish I hadn’t been right.  This poem was written in 1973 aboard the USS Oklahoma City, CLG-5, ComSeventhFlt.  I’d thrown overboard my notebook (that was in the form used for ships’ logbooks) after having been told by someone in the compartment that I had an unbelievably big audience.

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