Corinna West, “Your Only Flavor is Vanilla”

This is a poem about the positives of having schizophrenia. It is about some of the interesting metaphysical experiences I have had. Schizophrenia to me feels like free drugs and it’s something that people shouldn’t fear or pity. It’s just another way to walk the room, it’s just how my brain works. This poem was performed at the open mic at Alternatives 2009 in Omaha, the national mental health consumer’s conference for about 100 people. The MC is Sharon Wise.

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