No Ordinary Love

Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter sketched this ‘Self-portrait’ for me while we were enduring yet another long, boring, bullshit ‘help’ session at UBH Denton.

She would often lay her head on my shoulder and grasp my hand and we got in trouble over this, ’cause there is ‘no touching’ in Looney Tunes Hospital. (We always sat very close to each other—mainly because we were trying to fall in love).

Imagine me, falling for a Cambodian American Girl with a broken wing and a broken heart and a broken mind and a broken life.

And try to imagine her, falling for me.

Hard to imagine, but it happened.

In Denton.

In the Loony Hospital.

Circa 2020.

She was to me… Sade in tights.

(And such a delight)

(See poem link below  if you’d like to ‘read more about her.’)

Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter

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