Percy Dovetonsils

(12 Aug,1948 / Tokyo, Japan)

a brilliant friend

a brilliant friend
whom I respect
very much
after reading
my depressive work,
my yawps
of despair
I try
for a few weeks.

Just try it.
It won’t make you
someone different.
It won’t lobotomize you.
It won’t kill
your best,
most authentic

It’ll just
allow you
to enjoy

But Diana,
I DO enjoy myself.
I enjoy wallowing
in both

I enjoy
about suicide
and others’.
I enjoy
All the wrong
and others,
have taken,
and I enjoy
what I’m missing.
If that’s not enjoyment,
what is?

And she says
Just try it.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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