When one changes one’s orientation towards life and a previous ethos, it is seen as a form of apostasy. People can’t believe it if you change in a radical manner. They will try to perceive you as you used to be and shoe horn you back in their minds.



in his otherness

disoriented to our compass


an outlook

so very different

his delusion is our illusion


he can’t be

that differently

it must be an act


he’ll come round

to our thinking

because we are so right


no sore thumbs

allowed, permitted

we will convince him….


….. we must


the prodigal

the apostate

the heretic