The disease is not the thing itself
if you want to find the meaning of the disease (the cure)
do not look at its signs
they will point back to the question
that is the disease itself
if you want to know what the disease is
you need to ask
of what is it a sign?
we shared a silence for the longest time.
i realized i had begun to comprehend.
my mind was back in my body.
he pointed a finger to his head
like he was holding a gun
there is a war going on here
with his other hand he hailed the open window
it’s going on out there too
it has spared no one
suddenly he began to scream
why doesn’t anybody FEEL it?!
he looked back at me
there were tears in his eyes
his skin looked much grey-er than it had before
i looked at my hand
it looked like it was made of human skin
with human muscle and human bone underneath it
and maybe a soul
a long shadow of the early evening followed behind him.
The eyes of the black coats
through their veils…