Found Poem 1: Denial

"Fragments" sculpture by Ai Weiwei

Dear J.
You’re not eligible.
Cognitive retraining,
skills training,
not covered.

You are severely impaired,
you require 24 hour supervision,
you are unwilling to explore change,
and your breath stinks.

To determine if you are mentally stable:
please call 952-XXX-XXXX
log on to

It may not be good news,
so, here are a few things we’d like you to know:
If you disagree
your health care provider
we’d like to answer your questions
feel free to call
Read for further information,
Thank you,
I’m sure you’re disappointed,
In all honesty,

Consulting Psychiatrist.



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  1. Robbie,

    Psa 56 To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
    1 Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me;
    2 my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly.
    3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
    4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
    5 All day long they injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
    6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps, as they have waited for my life.
    7 For their crime will they escape? In wrath cast down the peoples, O God!
    8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
    9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.
    10 In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise,
    11 in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?
    12 I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you.
    13 For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

    Blue Letter Bible. “Book of Psalms 56 – (ESV – English Standard Version).” Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2011. 10 Apr 2011.

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