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  1. As I step outside myself to see the light,
    My mind’s inner eye open in second sight,
    I glance around the jagged room,
    The laughing solipsistic shadows loom--
    They poke translucent fingers into my brain:
    Reality and virtue to the clinically insane,
    Existence is frayed, never to mend,
    The galaxies of neurons shiver and bend,
    As I float through the ceiling and roof,
    Into the sky, deranged and aloof;
    The clouds they look like cannabis leaves,
    Growing and dying, my consciousness heaves
    In artificial inspiration found in a vapor,
    Lost in my own world, and scribbling on paper.