Monday, June 2, 2008

my grandfather was a patient

at the Herman Kiefer TB sanitarium back in the day
perhaps it began there?
the madness?
the insanity?
the terror that i try to get down on paper?
maybe not, though
perhaps it's all a part of some divine comedy
full of errors, no less
and so i offer up to you "Trout Fishing In America TB Patient" an old scan
of your future young daughter, my mother
and perhaps it began there
some years later,
after you raped her?
no less....

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