Madness & Me



Do you hear me? he asked – only inches away.

I nodded, not trusting my words at the moment.

The things he whispered made me blush.

I cleared my throat; uncomfortable being so close.

About to move away, he caught my wrist.

Don’t leave, he insisted. You know you want this.

I looked into his eyes; wanting to say no –

but a part of me felt a rush that grabbed my throat.

I was powerless to let him go.

I’m connected to you as you are to me.

His words rang in my head like the pealing of a bell.

You’re mad, I told him through gritted teeth.

Madness, he agreed. Don’t worry; I won’t tell.

I collapsed in his arms, and he melted into me.

In my head, I hear him speak.

He tells me things wild and undeniably crazy.

Madness is his name, and my name’s the same.


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  1. Chills! Hair raising chills. The intensity is amazing. This story is truly remarkable.

    What’s also amazing is the thought process that deep passion between two individuals can be viewed as madness and relationships void of passion and meaning can be viewed as normal.

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    • Aw, are you chilly? Let’s go sit by the fire 🔥and have some hot chocolate ☕☕☕. I made three cups in case Mrs. J. wanted to join us 🙂

      I really liked your interpretation of my poem! Poetry is similar to medicine — there’s usually more than one way to look at it. 🙂

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