Understand if nothing else you must.
by James McLain
The other side of dawn spun in reverse.
Gay we lived and danced our life away,
and why I thus became.
Mental institutions claimed more than a few.
And why my two younger sisters,
never knew a boy because they weren't.
I over heard the doctor tell my mother.
If she ever marries and has children, they will also.
Inside state road yellow walls they will depose.