by Dr. Mel Waldman
crackling exploding brain cells
other hears hallucinatory music
haunting Music of Un-Reality
riding oceanic waves
unfathomable rhapsody rushes through the apparitional universe.
overflowing ocean of psychosis
otherworldly sensory overload
& dances deliriously to the
spectral music of trauma.
a phantasmal voice whispers.
blizzard of unbearable revelations,
requiem for the living dead?”
chorus shrieks, “Salvation or sudden death?”
Dr. Mel Waldman is a
psychologist, poet, and writer whose stories have appeared in numerous
magazines including HARDBOILED DETECTIVE, ESPIONAGE, THE SAINT, PULP METAL MAGAZINE,
and AUDIENCE. His poems have been widely published in magazines and books
including A NEW ULSTER, CLOCKWISE CAT, CRAB FAT LITERARY MAGAZINE, ESKIMO PIE,
INDIANA VOICE JOURNAL, LIQUID IMAGINATION, THE BROOKLYN LITERARY REVIEW,
BRICKPLIGHT, SKIVE MAGAZINE, ODDBALL MAGAZINE, PABLO LENNIS, POETRY PACIFIC,
POETICA, RED FEZ, SQUAWK BACK, SWEET ANNIE & SWEET PEA REVIEW, THE JEWISH
LITERARY JOURNAL, THE JEWISH PRESS, THE JERUSALEM POST, HOTMETAL PRESS, MAD
SWIRL, HAGGARD & HALLOO, ASCENT ASPIRATIONS, YELLOW MAMA, THE BITCHIN’
KITSCH, SOUL-LIT, TWO DROPS OF INK, and NAMASTE FIJI: THE INTERNATIONAL
ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY. A past winner of the literary GRADIVA AWARD in
Psychoanalysis, he was nominated for a PUSHCART PRIZE in literature and is the
author of 11 books.