I read an article the other day about David Bowie and psychosis over the years there has been thousands of documented cases of Bowie featuring in the delusions of people with psychosis. One case report described a “32-year-old divorced white female with a long history of affective and behavioral problems”:
She believed she was secretly married to the rock star, after supposedly meeting in a church camp several years previously. She described seeing him “wait for her” outside her hospital window. The onset of this delusion coincided with a local tour by Bowie.
After reading the article i was inspired to write the poem below
The stars still look the same
Watching from my window
What do I see?
I see a spaceman starring back at me
Trembling like a flower in the most peculiar way
against the wall,
With different eyes bag full of stardust
Dancing with red shoes and a bluebird
Is he waiting, waiting for me
Young Americans on the silver screen
Looking, looking for the cow
That Lenin, wouldn’t buy
Swim like dolphins
Station to station
Ashes to ashes
Prices are low
The world falls down,
Where are we now?
Major tom with Diamond dogs and a real cool cat
Hunky dory Plastic souls
I guess you’re happy
Lost in the labyrinth
Following the man,
men who sold the world
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
Hello Alligator keep your electric eye on me
Five years in Aladdin’s cave
With shadows on the wall
Space-invaders, Button eyes
Scarecrow spiders from Mars
Searching for bluebirds
And im absolutely sane
Ground control can you hear me?
Planet earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do
Can you hear me ?
By the way, the stars still look the same..
Lazarus of black star
Like a Leper messiah,
He is king and I his wife
Il see him in four days’ time
The Papers might like to know and the stars
The stars still look the same..