Tag Archives: depression

A Thing

She said ‘There’s beauty in the movement, Keep your counsel Don’t subdue it’ I disagreed And she stepped off My throat I rubbed my neck But managed, just about, to stay afloat. I didn’t see The point In the debate … Continue reading

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The Hole

Once his ears stop ringing, once the ground stops shaking, he casts a startled glance around the panic room. It’s a small room, but it had taken some time to build. There are two mattresses and a sleeping bag, and … Continue reading

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As We Walked

I dreamed, last night That we were walking through the forest As shades of our former selves. Not at-a-time but all at once, it seemed From schoolboy humour through to jobs and ‘scenes’ I could not help but cry with … Continue reading

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Him

You didn’t know him, then. He had eyes that glimmered but could be as dark as coal if he desired. I was never his equal, not in my eyes, as he wove words and charm and fire and love and … Continue reading

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M*A*S*H

I’m watching M*A*S*H Wishing that I were someone like that Hawkeye Pierce Unfortunately chunkier And about 30% less fierce I think I could be happy With the alcohol production I could cope with the life on hold Enjoy the interruption … Continue reading

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What Am I Doing?

Turn off the lights. There is no glare that here can lighten me. There is no path that’s clear that I can see. Turn off the lights. Close up the room. I have no need of air or food or … Continue reading

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There Is A Face

There is a face I know it well And I can tell It has no place In this reflection There could have been A better time It wasn’t mine And I don’t mean To retrace my steps now Don’t speak … Continue reading

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Thoughts While Exercising In The Morning

This morning I couldn’t quite Get out of bed But I did And exercised For thirty-something minutes You might say That it’s encouraging That soon I’ll be Productive And alive Again Don’t bother I spent thirty-something minutes Thinking only of … Continue reading

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Precision Operation

It’s not how I would choose to do it There’s a sentiment But there’s no-one here to walk me through it An acknowledgement That it’s no easy time But no-one here to tell me what’s/what is not mine. I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Self-Censorship

Buddy can run self-censorship, but only when the censor’s sensitive to his needs, a relationship born to not work freely, an inner dialogue over which to obsess, there’s no room to confess – the censor’s on patrol, monitors your secrets, … Continue reading

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