Reflections of A Mind Corrupted By A Nightmare Childhood & Congenital Dysfunction by S.A. Griffin


Reflections of A Mind Corrupted By A Nightmare Childhood & Congenital Dysfunction

when asked recently
if I was
an optimist or a
pessimist
I answered,
“Optimist,
I’m still here.”

another time when
interviewing for a job
I was tested with,
“If you could have dinner
with any 3 people
in history
who would they be
& why?”

(most respond
with rehearsed or
programmed cliché

Marilyn
JFK
Gandhi or
Jesus)

I replied,
“My ego
my superego
& my id.

I could then put myself together
& I would be able to love myself,
everyone & everything around me
unconditionally.”

I didn’t get the gig
nor did I
expect to

such is the swarming wisdom
& compulsive convention
of ants

                – S.A. Griffin
                   from Words Dance 9, Spring 2006