His hero would see a field

With an army standing ready

Demanding he fight

For a woman

His claim to love means

He strips her of her name

And pulls her

Through madness and folly

She is simply

The accessory he requires

In the story he tells himself

Both less and more

Than a person

Seen only

Through eyes that find monsters

In the ordinary

And seek to fight

Where there is no danger


By the name he bestowed


By the madness

Of a man ~ Caroline A. Slee

The Madness of Cervantes

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