Allow a man his misery, if that is what he chooses
he is justified in his pursuit of self destruction
so long as he contains it away from those around him
and is only noticed subtly by his friends and loved ones.
Allow him to drink and smoke and sleep 'till noon,
do not question why he decides to stay inside all day
give him room to kill himself the second he decides to
it's selfish, yes, but equally so if you try to stop him.
Allow him comfort in all of its demented forms
so that self imposed parasite might gnaw on his festering mind
and feed itself on energies he can no longer recognize,
he traded them for blindness too long ago to fix it anyway.
Allow a man to do as he pleases so long as it pleases him,
so long as it keeps him in line with his own worth
so long as it helps him get feel something,
so say so long to him who you thought knew you.
Allow him that at least.