These are not pretty. They are distillations of my observations and study of human behavior since I began to differentiate myself from others.
Unhinged - a series of haiku 4/1/21 many synonyms for human insanity subtle nuances 4/2/21 careful portrayal in medical manual no 'nutso' or 'bats' 4/3/21 out here in real world deranged thinking goes postal with guns, knives, autos penis extensions unbridled power to kill inflates crazed egos 4/4/21 if not genetic this unbalanced behavior when does it begin? with the birth of pain invisible soul bruises unacknowledged trauma 4/5/21 compressed hidden hurt amplified by daily life a festering boil gloms proof from mundane fuels a growing conviction which course will it take? 4/6/21 easy to find fault self-blame brings on depression road to suicide simple to accuse hold others accountable self-validating 4/7/21 just a normal guy clutching his cauldron of bile teeters on the edge suddenly sees red the instant his synapse snaps madness takes over 4/8/21 bloodlust the sole fix to quench a raging passion scratch the crazy itch 4/9/21 alternative source: rigid indoctrination unquestioned beliefs 4/10/21 engrained repression natural impulse denied labeled abnormal 4/11/21 pent-up frustration lack of personal control backfires in gunfire to quell fiend within or erase temptation's source death is their answer 4/12/21 parental abuse of children and each other molds relationships survival instinct drives actions and attitude vengeance is aroused 4/13/21 self-harm is quick fix striking back at unfair world seems just punishment 4/14/21 hard core reprobates humorless unforgiving life-long psychopaths among us daily skulking in shadows alone or batshit bullies 4/16/21 fear triggers action fight, flight, freeze - or buy a gun AR seventeen handy extension for would-be mass murderers hunters of humans 4/17/21 just thirteen years old shot, hands up, in an alley justifiable? 4/18/21 fear of the unknown fear entrenched in racist tropes fear of ‘the other’ adrenaline rush fear plus gun - deadly combo fear beats reason 4/19/21 power is granted through position or merit power stimulates counterfeit power assumption born of conceit corrupts to the core 4/20/21 there is no excuse will there be justice for all? the jury is out guilty beyond doubt nation waits with bated breath for first conviction 4/21/21 GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS YES! Handcuffed, led to jail. YES! maybe forty years it is about time finally held to account blue line is breaking 4/22/21 head down silence scheme bad cop’s crucial weapon good cop’s nemesis 4/23/21 an act of hatred victim considered evil wicked dangerous perp intends to hurt craves to destroy the object lust for suffering 4/24/21 hold accountable daily deaths by police - three twenty-one per week law and order kills eleven thousand yearly reprehensible 4/25/21 football brain scramble chronic encephalopathy prompts mood swings, outbursts explanation why past NFL defensive back kills a family - shot dead in their home doctor, wife, two grandchildren - then turns gun on self 4/27/21 hands on steering wheel boxed into driveway by cops with warrant to search home seven officers their guns blazing - mow him down execution style 4/30/21 racist violence erodes all humanity traumatizes young holding onto hope in face of degradation heroic challenge