“Mindmelt”: A Poem Reflecting Psychosis

Mindmelt was a prose-like poem written by me in 2013, while in the early stages and throes of my (recovery from) psychosis. Originally intended as a longer piece, I realized when I didn’t continue further, that what had been intended as merely an introductory part, was sufficiently realized to be a complete work in itself. The main character’s exploration of a phantasmagorical, baroque, and nihilistic landscape mirrored my own struggles with schizophrenia, and the preliminary steps of my inevitable journey, along the brokenly paved path back to reality.

MFA in Creative Writing. Writes about movies, mental health, and other topics.

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