Poetry is for the mentally ill

Fragments, poetry

Poetry is for the mentally ill
and those with an ailing heart—
It has long been used as a treatment,
a tincture of distilled experience and emotion

But treatment comes with risks:
just as much as it can be succor,
it can be an exascerbator
an exhasperator,
and the condition may worsen.

But fine poetry is a risk worth taking.