On the topic of depression – New Poem (1st draft)
On the topic of depression
Where is the equipment
to handle this episode of pessimism,
that’s as dark and as deep
as an abandoned well.
I need to peel back the skin and bone layers,
wrapped tight, like plastic around my thoughts,
investigate each and every one.
Pick them apart, carefully dissect
every shred of paranoid insecurity.
But I am scared of going to deep.
Fear is like the threat
of being in the centre of a moorland fire.
But change is inevitable,
and this quiet hurricane will eventually
give way to a dazzling sunrise.