Thank You for the Madness, Jack

Thank you for the madness, Jack
And for putting it into words
For simultaneous loneliness and ecstasy
That’s a tricky wire to walk
You must have seen the plummet looming from a long way off
Maybe even childhood
You must have seen a lot of things that most of us cannot
Thank you for the sounds of your ideas
For the creaking in your bones
For the massive abdominal hemorrhage
For scratching one ankle with one toe
For thinking
And trying
And caring
And crying
And puking
And losing
For standing on your head in an upside-down world and keeping your eyes wide open

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