In the wake of my madness
I have found a shining light

In the shining brightness
I am never blind.

In this electric shock
I have found my Jesus

He signals ahead
And let’s me know

I’m alive.

Let’s me know that my
Heart beats
Blood of manics
The blood of saints

The simplest poem
The one I never wrote.

A coffin quote a Lowell poem
A Bruce Lee be like water
Wind of mystics

Wave. Whispered.
Beauty can never
Tame this beast
In me.

And for that I am electric
Shocked back
To sleep.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly.