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Fleeting Feelings and Friends
Once I tried to be sane
I tried to fix my head--
I really tried really hard for a minute, but got bored
and watched the television instead.
On the screen were normal people with twisted faces,
All just as crazy as me, so I
Stared at them to see if they could see me, but they seemed not to see.
I stared so long that any thought of sanity was gone,
So maybe such a thing as sanity was never meant to last too long.
Later I flew to the moon to talk to my imaginary friends
I like them because they talk like what’s real is really pretend.
I landed and said, “I missed you all so much,” And they said, “We all missed you, too.
If you promise not to leave us again, we’ll never leave you.”
I said, “Okay, but only if you pinky promise,” so they promised me,
But then they threw moon dust in my eyes so I couldn’t see.
Once I could see again, I saw that all of my fake friends have gone,
So maybe happiness, like sanity, was never meant to last too long.