A fault, a wedge
a widening gap
and reality –
what mental illness feels like.
What is real is distant,
what is feeling is disconnect,
what is home is an unrecognizable place.
always within reach
and perpetually out of grasp.
Fragmented glass reflects
an altered image
much like perceiving one
outside of the self;
Satisfaction, humbleness, gratitude, self-worth–
a body, a mind
Like a drop of water disappearing among
the same way rain accumulates in puddles–
one gathers, the other disperses.
What is connection, what is meaning,
What is relevance, groundedness
when a void exists in the space between your ears,
A puddle fills the wedge between the cliff the same way nerves
make connections between hemispheres —