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IN DIAGNOSIS OF PSYCHOSIS

in diagnosis of psychosis, his pincer glasses reddening his nose, the professor’s leverage - his certificate upon his office wall - the know-it-all. a fragment of his time spent examining inky blots - the bevel of distortions of a picasso-like mind. he derided himself for thinking his patient as a derelict, given his own raggedy suit, long scraggly beard. He tap..tap...taps his pen, thunking it against his papers...tap, tap, tap to the annoyance of this...ahem, derelict. “I must find a resolution to your illness. This panic you feel when you step into my office,” he can never bring himself to look the stranger in the eye. with the vortex of a sinkhole, his innards drop out, when the derelict calls out, “Times up!” in conclusion of his illusion until next week, he thinks to himself, ‘next time we show up clean cut. that will fool him.’ he takes the blots with him. he must know the answers for next time. the derelict must be locked up and he must be set free. 6/11/2019 Eight Word Challenge Poetry Contest Sponsor - Kai Neumann *My original is 14 lines. Please don’t hold it against me if the poem runs longer on PS.

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Date: 7/6/2019 6:51:00 PM
Congratulations on excellent win with your exceptional and compelling poem, Kim. I enjoyed the crazy plot twist immensely. Your artistry shines! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/6/2019 7:19:00 PM
Thank you, Susan! Hugs...Kim <3
Date: 7/3/2019 3:36:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/3/2019 7:40:00 AM
Thank you, sweet Beata! Hugs...Kim
Date: 7/2/2019 4:39:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Kim. Well done.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/2/2019 8:45:00 PM
Thank you, Line!
Date: 7/2/2019 10:26:00 AM
This is something, Kim. It drove me crazy. These inky blots are worth of gold.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/2/2019 8:45:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 7/2/2019 4:23:00 AM
Hi Kim. Congratulations on your win in my contest. An amazing view on psychiatry. Who is the mad one? Kind wishes, Kai
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/2/2019 7:08:00 AM
Thank you, Kai!
Date: 6/16/2019 3:38:00 PM
Very perceptive analysis, Kim, good luck in the contest!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/16/2019 4:13:00 PM
Thank you, Michelle!
Date: 6/12/2019 9:14:00 AM
Wow, Kim. This is really superb! Panagiota
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/12/2019 9:35:00 AM
Thanks so much! I appreciate your willingness to read my poetry and feel encouraged by your comments!