two intermittent days
define whether i am part of the state.
to all appearances I am well
but then they don’t really see me.
i am made up of a number
48 hours ago
they were responsible
since conception to that day
i was their prey, sorry,
i wasn’t their child
but they were obliged to care.
but those 2 days have passed
i am, in their eyes, independent
i can’t work
i don’t own my own property
but, obviously, i’m independent
obviously i can now contribute to their wellbeing
i can support myself. with borrowed money.
48 hours ago i was their patient
today i am still on their ward
but because 48 hours have passed
i’ve been bumped up to being a private patient
the one that pays with borrowed money
that’s how you become well, and part of the state.