The Asylum For The Sane

The Rev. Canon Dr. James M. McPherson

The Asylum For The Sane


Odd’s our curious neighbour world,

the habitat of clowns and tellers

of tall tales and anyone with sprawl;

although exploring Odd reveals that

there it’s all askew aslant and topsy-turvy,

with the compass pointers spinning

every way at once; such a curiouser

most confronting disconcerting world’s

enough to drive some to seek asylum

with The Sane and be cocooned in

Common Sense, with Odd domesticated

as relief for therapeutic need; where

none need ever countenance the thought

that Odd might be a conduit for grace


© the Revd Jim McPherson
Image Clown, artist unknown.