A History of Manic Depression
For God so loved the world he took it orally, three times a day, with adequate food and water per his psychiatrist’s instructions, and he found the world started to control him, he found the world removed the angels from his lips and from his ears, and he missed the angels, and he cried out to them at night, and he could not remember his dreams, and he awoke only to take the world anew, one by one, into his stomach, into his blood, until the world became his flesh, until the world began to breathe for him, until the world began to speak for him, until the world began to think for him, and he and the world were one.
by Raul Alvarez
Raul Alvarez lives and writes in Chicago. He received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia College, and his work has been featured in PANK, Elimae, Court Green, Ghost Proposal, and elsewhere. You can find more of his writing at raulrafaelalvarez.com.