you expressed i was crazy via phone call from your shithole in the lower east side (on 13th street and 2nd avenue). – 28 (williamsburg, borough of lost boys)

*

-unstable-

*by someone who’s accepted it*

(frankie leone, just a man)

*

*no one see the world

with the same conviction 

as the mad man

figments of his imagination

hurricaning his view of the world

emotions rocketing through him

with the intensity of a dangerous narcotic

envisioning

a revolution of thought

epic love

and a different future

that may or may not be coming

but belief is reality

and men like him

have unwavering faith*

*

*the madman walks

the streets of our city

a city with shiny skin

bittersweet fruit

and the potential 

to put someone to sleep forever

he feels

thinks

sees

smokes

fucks

screams

laughs

cries

loves

hates

and believes

like no other*

*

*his hope is only 

to see something different

a choice that isn’t his

because as he sees our city

through a gritty kaleidoscope 

images of saints

sinners

good

bad

and ugly

ghost dance through his psyche

to a torturous melody

but it’s fucking beautiful

and even though

he may yearn to give it away

it’s his

and no one can take it from him*

*

*when he speaks

his words may make a good listen

in madness

there is chaos

and all things worth witnessing

emerge from this condition

so it may not be unwise

to pay heed to the madman

just in case he’s right

– 

because

after all

what do you believe in?*

*

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About Frankie Leone

Tries to write a version of his truth. Also a nightlife worker. Born at Beth Israel Hospital on 1st Ave between 16th and 17th St on December 15, 1984. Lives in Brooklyn. Bears a few scars, tattoos, and regrets. View all posts by Frankie Leone

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