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Psychosis rips off the rose-colored glasses and presents a reality that is both unnerving and evocative. Brenda Roberts has sliced life into thin cuts of perspective that reveal the depth and breadth of the wounded soul. Shredded is the myth of present-day racial and sexual equality between the sexes and in its place, we find unsettling revelations of the real world.
CHARGE – MURDER 1 Like corrosive acid, truth eats away at my metallic shell safety-lies. Faster, ever faster walls disintegrate, killing the me who I thought was. In the wake of my murdered alibi, ghosts fly open-mouthed, screaming truths I don't want to hear, rekindling memories buried in skeletal graves of what-should- have-beens. The jagged razor-sharp visions rip my thoughts to shreds, tearing apart rest-filled nights, leaving jigsaw clues to reality in cryptic nightmare cinemascope. OUR CRACKED SOCIETY Today a fifteen-year-old fears sleep, fears never waking up. His brother was beating the gayness from him, purging the family's shame with the rain of his fists. Alone with his anxiety of being different, he bears the brunt of shame his family places upon his pre-pubescent shoulders. A taint that should rightfully be placed on the violence and ignorance of those who cannot (or will not) accept the wonder and love that the creation they made has to give back to our sad, angry, cracked society. Craziness Gone Normal “Normal is as normal does." Green scrub-dressed zombies peddle pills to remove the rose-colored happiness of a demented mind. "It isn't normal to be satisfied with your life." Sitting yoga fashion, spoon-feeding lumpy oatmeal, drooling from slack-jawed childparent mindlessly chasing faeries through dust motes wondering where tomorrow went...