I was drowning in the sea
Of your combined mental illness
Until I realized
I am a mermaid
And then I swam in the glory of
G-d’s ocean
And surfaced
Hollering in joy
With fresh air gracing my lungs
And sunshine sparkling on my eyes and smile

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