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Paranoid: a Chant

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"Paranoid: a Chant" is a poem written by Stephen King and first published in his 1985 collection Skeleton Crew.

The poem is a first-person narrative from the diary of a paranoid schizophrenic. In the short story "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet," also included in Skeleton Crew, author Reg Thorpe sends his editor, the story's narrator, a "paranoid chant," which includes many similar images to those in this poem.

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