Depression Minus One Day

 

I’ve been depressed

for quite a while

this time round

 

thank you for not noticing

 

as my head spins anti clockwise

and my bowels shriek in disbelief

that camouflage is all encompassing

and no one hears the moans

and the cries of despair

and despair and

despair

 

as the world slips out of control

as I fight for control

 

self

 

as I go about my daily life

and wish that I could be a card

in my own solitaire

the queen of spades

I could dig my own grave

and fall asleep inside

without a covering

without my mask

the mask that smiles at the world

so no one needs to notice

 

me

 

at all

 

forever

minus

a

day

plus

one

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright November 2019