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POEM: Dressing Things Up

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 26, 2015 at 9:40 AM

Cut From A Cloth Less Bland

By Mark Cantrell


Sane,

Is ever so sartorial,

Don’t you think?

The way it’s worn cuts such a dash,

In the fine rush to catch

Convention.

One might think, from this,

The Sane-about-town suffer such a fret,

About the reaction of the crowd.

Insane, now there’s something else,

A bold flourish,

An organic miasma,

A flirty little quirk, dancing with eccentric

Punctuation, through the clauses

Of the norm.

Good old Insane, now there’s a style

Well-worn,

Pulsating with livid, liquid fluidity

Through the threadbare garment of life.

Here, in its indifference

To public consensus lies the outrage

Of the Grey,

A salute to stark raving madness made raucous

In the paradigms of paraded

Personality.

Sane, well, it may be so sartorial,

But when it comes to the

Tailor-made trappings of personality,

Then Sane is a very poor suit

Indeed.


Mark Cantrell,

Stoke-on-Trent,

20 November 2009


Copyright © November 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Categories: POEM

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