by E.W. Wilder
For a period in May of 1996, Bean Newton developed a style that was
far more straightforward and less outwardly fractured than his other
works. The result revealed a deep-seated paranoia, and possibly the
manifestations of a latent and undiagnosed psychosis that may help explain
his later behavior.
The following poems are exemplary of this period.
by Bean Newton
She had a voice like a canker sore.
We are rewarded by the ability to edit our own work.
We are discouraged from thinking because of what it might do to the
We are discouraged from writing cement because of what it might do to
We are discouraged from speaking out because people might agree with
The light is no good today. I cannot work.
Pulling over hurts because of the administration's new position on free
Only small portions of the radio transmissions from the CIA satellite
now reach my house after having dealt the monitor a death blow. This
makes it hard to download the e-mail (from my adorning fans).
Digitalis is the next great healthfood craze.