Strange Dream #09

I am born in the slums of a jungle;

It is hot and I am always thirsty.

I drink water from the fountain

marked Colored.

It has magic that quenches

my thirst.

My neighbors say

the fountain is


But that was before–

then became now.

At 3 AM savage


jabber and howl.

“Who do you love most,” asks God.

“Jayne Mansfield,” says Max.

“And why is that?” God is cleverly

“She’s dead.” Max replies.

(c) Rob Goldstein 2015-2016 All Rights Reserved



Tiny Lizards with Sharp Little Teeth

Art by Rob Goldstein
Tiny Lizards With Sharp Little Teeth




when the

little boy


tiny lizards

with sharp

little teeth

fell from

her eyes

and ran

down her


rg 2016


Watch Out for Snakes

Art by Rob Goldstein
Watch Out For Snakes


Art by Rob Goldstein
Comment 12-21-2015

From July to December of last year a narcissist was comment bombing me.

That was when I completed the abstract, Watch Out For Snakes.

I got as many as twelve long diatribes a week and made
screenshots before deleting them unread.

I went through my screenshots tonight and re-read that comment.

It’s pure word salad.

When I first met the narcissist I was drawn to what I wanted to
think was a child like imagination.

On some level I must have known that what I’d met was another
self-centered two-year old that as an adult turns vicious.

I laugh as I read the comment now and yet I have mixed feelings.

The primary symptom of narcissism is the delusional idea that
everyone else must agree that he is obviously superior.

Eventually everyone finds something about the narcissist
to question.

It’s when you question the narcissist that they turn on you.

Add lack of empathy and what you get is an entitled sociopath.

The narcissist thinks he can beat everyone into submission and
he tries until everyone who might love his sorry ass goes away.

The narcissist never knows the cleansing that comes from giving a
heartfelt apology or the grace of being forgiven.

I suppose I can thank God that all I’ve got to deal with is DID.

You can treat DID.

I don’t know how you can treat someone who doesn’t know that
the brilliant comment he’s just posted is utter nonsense.

If you have any ideas on how we can heal the narcissist please leave them.

Disclaimer: the screenshot in this post is of a public comment. This was not a private email.

Words and image by Rob Goldstein (c) 2016
Text on the screenshot by The Narcisist