Forgiveness

If I can’t forgive What hope is there for myself To be forgiven SWD 01/2021

Statistic

There are statistics About people like me and I often wonder On what side of the bell curve Will all my friends and I fall SWD 11/2020

Beer and Lavender

They taste of beer and Lavender, of which my lips Cannot get enough SWD 02/2020

My Mind’s Captor

I go home each day And make the conscious choice to Not take my own life Some days it’s easy To shake those terrible thoughts But most days it’s not My mind’s captor is Cunning and cruel but I won’t Go down so easy SWD 10/2019

I came out today

I came out today Peeked my head from the closet Where I hung my doubts Like warm winter coats Worn when the world seemed cold, then I stepped out today Faced the frigid air Without any protection And slammed the door shut The sting of the wind Subsided and Spring sprung when I came out…

Antidepressants

I carry these pills Like the tin man’s oil can Constantly am I Reminded of my Rusty edges and hollow Disconsolate chest SWD 01/2018 Updated 06/2019

It’s All in Your Head

“It’s all in your head.” But of course it is, for that’s Where broken brains live SWD 05/2018 That is a stupid line I feed myself often, “it’s all in your head”. It is awful to belittle myself that way when I have the ability to be my best advocate in times of mania, depression,…

Our Last Bridge

I brought the matches You brought the fuel, both hoping This is our last bridge SW 06/2017

Holding Back Tears

My eyelids feel like Soaked sponges and, if I blink Too hard, they will leak SWD 05/2018