90.       THE DEACONS

You can otherwise be known
As the Tshwane Bipolar Association
But I will call you AMD
Short for Allied Mental Disorders
As I and others bring schizophrenia
To your monthly meetings.
I know I slammed you
With a hundred and thirty page
Proposal of the Phoenix Project
For the National Department of Health
And on top of it
This massive collection of poetry
It is task editing for masters.
If you take into account
You are your self once suffering
From mental illness.
But be glad to know
Some of us can do something
And I am going to thank you for it.

24/02/2004