I DID NOT LOSE MY MIND

  1. I've been watching the entire time,
  2. the way it ebbs and flows,
  3. the memories and melodies of
  4. my past, my present, my future.
  5. It does not vanish like a bat into the night,
  6. or a ship into the fog,
  7. it watches me back with equal interest,
  8. with love and loathing.
  9. Madness did not come to me like an epiphany.
  10. I did not cackle like a witch the first time I felt myself begin to spin.
  11. To spiral in.
  12. I did not lose my mind.
  13. I've been watching it the entire time.