Always backfires.
Better be a bastard
To everyone,
Gaining respect
And recognition,
Not to mention
A phantom lover,
Since for you
Love is the acceptance
Of mutual abuse,
A cancer,
Whether benign
Or malignant,
Eating away
The core self.
The solipsist asks,
Why love someone else
When you can
Love yourself?
The schizophrenic
Responds with
Multiple answers.

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Michael La Bombarda is a poet, fiction writer, and playwright. He has two books published by Chez Michel Press, his own press. They are available on Amazon.