“ Health for Recovery” Keynote Presentation by Marjorie Jacobs, Training Associate, B.U. Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation “Campaign for Recovery” Conference Charlottesville, VA, 9/19/08. MANIA. Inside the crazy house no one sleeps. Mother sings falsetto to the blaring radio,
“Health for Recovery” Keynote Presentationby Marjorie Jacobs, Training Associate, B.U. Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation “Campaign for Recovery” ConferenceCharlottesville, VA, 9/19/08
I’m afraid they’ll get in my pants
crawling around everywhere
I have no space
they’re even on my face
huddling closer to me than my dog
waiting to grab kernels off the cob.
They even like the fresh mint taste
of my new toothpaste
barely waiting their turn on my brush.
intoxicated they’re zigzagging across pine.
These days I hear myself talking aloud:
Why don’t you go outside to play?
It’s such a warm sunny day!
But my babies don’t listen
and my cajoling doesn’t work
so I just turn on the water
and wish them sayonara.
marjorie jacobs, 7/16/08