Drosophila
Thomas Merton Brightman
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Growing up lost

In
The
Crazy
At home

Couldn’t
Recognize
Crazy
Outside of home

Just seemed
‘Normal’
More of the same

Didn’t know
There was an alternative

Didn’t know
I had a choice

Especially when
Crazy
Dressed up as sex

Drosophila so lost
Flitted here, there and everywhere
Drawn to the genetic flame
Succumbed to crazy
Time and again

What a cost
Burning off my dross
So much loss...