Poetry Reading & Analysis of poems from The Artist, The Muse including “The Gargoyle Mindset”, “Egomaniac”, and “Dreams of Floating”.
Egomaniac by Valerie Parente
I’m torn apart by this tragedy.
But in the eyes of a sane person
This has nothing to do with me.
So I feel ashamed and I try to stuff the pain down.
Because the last thing a tragedy needs
Is a selfish person like me.
– Valerie Parente (10-24-17)