Clear in Retro

We live by the urgent wave

of the verse


First they said Lazy

but now we know better.

Then later He’s plain Crazy

but it was print. Each letter

of the line of the poem

pushed you further from home

and then you were took

too (sic) the nut house

which was like a giant book

that they enclosed about

you and made you a curiosity

when I’d prefer you’d be, well

a monstrosity.

Jack of Diamonds - John Clare
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