I WON by Atara Schimmel

i attended your funeral today

in fact i was



yes, won

that organized it


it was a beautiful

glorious day

i am waking up

my brain is healing

the birds were singing your demise

the pleasure in their melodies

struck my spirit silly

with delight

the child in me


the five year old children that …

oh you know

come on now

the ones

that you tormented

with your pills

and akathisia ripping through their innocence

and curiosity like a broken stick

only shattered

in hundreds of places

all across this country

and how you spread your lies

in africa and asia and blood becomes water

all across the oceans


which brings me back to this glorious day




yes, hard won

i buried you!

and i organized this magnificent funeral all by my


the self that i was certain

you had stolen

and decimated

and desecrated


but remember i heard the birds

and i felt the trees

and the glee

the glee


today i buried psychiatry!!!


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