[Psychology] revolves around a paradox: an early sign of sanity is the ability to recognize that you’ve been insane.
—Rachel Aviv, God Knows Where I Am
You’re putting your values on my life.
—Linda Bishop, as quoted by a hospital assistant
Now you can see the edges of it
—a great field soaked in light.
If you walk into the field, into the light,
you will never be able to leave.
The field goes on forever, the sky
is a clear ocean of glass, and the light—
you cannot tell where the light
comes from. There is nothing in your mind
that tells you not to be here, not to take your
body forward into the tall grass, knowing
well that the field and the light are endless
until they are not, and then you will reach
the edge of the field,
and leave it for great darkness.
Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 23, Issue 2.
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