Inspired by the Republican National Convention
Nachman turned to the Prince and said
I have seen in my visions
the wheat will be tainted this year.
Whoever eats of it
will go insane.
What should we do?
Let’s grow something else
we’ll only eat from the new crop.
Then we’ll be the only sane ones,
I don’t think I could live
like that, said Nachman.
How about this —
we’ll each make a mark on our foreheads.
Then after we eat
we’ll look at each other
and know we’re crazy.
But we won’t know, said Nachman,
then it won’t matter,
No, it matters, said Nachman
even if we don’t know it.