The Madness Line – Written Monday 23rd August 2021 (Aged 46)

The Madness Line

if you wish to use that term
it is fine
if you can live
and if you can remain creative
if you wish to use that term
is less fine
if you set fire to your covers
and if you hurt yourself
or if you harm others
then, then it is less fine
and maintaining well being
is maintaining that line
but it is hard
and emotions are not always –
self regulated
and emotions, they never pause
or just park it
but, ‘madness’, needs regulation
almost like no other
it is fine for flourishing creativity
but not when it hurts yourself or others

James Garratt – Monday 23rd August 2021

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