88.       KOOS KOMBUIS

I know you don’t know me
From a bar of soap
Not to mention dope.
But I am by my full mind
This schizophrenia one
According to the doctors
Where we both share in kind.
More is that bridge at Westkoppies
The one you never return from.
I nearly went there for punishment
For believing in traditional healers
Such as Credo Mutwa.
I wanted for them to wait
Until he gave the word.
Credo is known to my family personally
That is years gone by.
That made the doctors problems worse.
So Koos as you can see
From all this poetry
In which we share
I also gave them hell.
Friends in schizophrenia.

24/02/2004