DON CARROLL

CONVERSATION WITH A FREUDIAN COMPANION

his work appeared
before me that day
after years of paranoid dialogue.
today he spoke
about the voices
that used to infiltrate
the corridors of his mind.
i told him,
"your confident voice
is the result
of your effort
that you have put forth
in your fight
to eradicate your soul
from the deceiving
commands that haunted you.
it's not easy
for many of those
that have attempted these steps
like you have."
his eyes filled
with utmost joy
and told me,
"without you taking
up the cause
of this schizophrenia behavior,
this voice wouldn't be
where it is today."


Don Carroll is published with Lummox, Wanderingdog and Babel.







2005 Underground Voices