Self Love

I want to love me So much that I would not be Scared to die alone SWD 06/2019  Updated 03/2020  

Beer and Lavender

She tastes 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…

Damp

Your body pinned to The wall of the bath while I Kiss from lips to lips SWD 07/2019

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