Written and read by Katz.
Katz reads these two poems, one after the other in a powerful pairing
Chronic illness and the drugs that are used to treat it have an impact that pervades every aspect of life and living.
'Saevus & Saevus 2'
I’ve no taste now to introduce
The topic that revolves my mind
– Nay, not a topic; there’s no kind
Of order governing the loose,
The sultry, savage, things I find.
For in my skull there lurks a mist
Which cankers every spark of thought,
Which knows but miseries forgot,
And succours sins I would resist,
And cheapens triumphs I have sought.
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For they would fain to damp, abate,
When what I want is rushing on,
Nay, I would fain myself be gone!
And walk through frost-bit, stirrless dawn,
To walk until my face were drawn
And hollow; ‘til just my spirit shone.
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