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Mask

By Chris Blount

must invent a mask
so I may sleep
this air to strong
drugs me to keep
thoughts flowing wild
straight to my pen
truly hope
it n’er end

Chris Blount is a Navy EOD technician stationed at WRNMMC awaiting a medical board determination for bipolar disorder. He deployed to Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan from 2006-2008. His poetry helps him cope with the extreme highs of his disorder.

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