I am a mental health worker,43, from an upper-middle-class, Republican family. Not the makings of much creatively. But my main weakness is my main strength - I've been mentally ill for twenty years, and I've seen the black sludge at the bottom of the Gutbucket Pond in winter, so there's a little creative fodder there. Still, I generally like to write things that might give the reader a little smile.

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Marc Mannheimer Poems

Some Tears Taste Good

Some tears taste
like pure, clear spring water,
despite the salt,
and despite the fact that you know... more »

A Man's Dream

A house
of stone and glass,
built above the ocean,
reflects the sunlight... more »

Animal Dream

in primeval slumber,
warm-blood
mother-heart
runs through underbrush,... more »

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