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Mental Health Month - In the Wallows

October 14, 2019

A series of what it's like to live with. I offer no quick fix solutions.







In the Wallows




I sit


Slouching really


In the tepid gloom


Of a season in decline


An unflinching force


Towards winter


A lowly lit room


A pathetic metaphor


For my fatalistic mood


Defeated, it feels


By the everyday


The alarm chime, the routine to rise


The traffic, the commitment


The morons whose mistakes


Aim to trip us up


Our constant guard exhausting


The arsehole whose harsh words


And selfish actions


Taint our worldview


And make it all


Unnecessarily difficult.




And now I’m aware


That I’ve gone from


I to Us


As though I’m speaking for others


Universal practices or not




It’s just me here.




The battle is very personal


And right now


I feel I’ve lost.




That’s the true evil of depression


That the current mood


Stands for all time


The pervading, cloying doom





Whereas in half a day


I may have clawed my way back


As we often do


As those aforementioned tediums


Require that we must

As money is still required


To survive.



So I’ll rise once more


No doubt


But for now


I’m home


In the wallows.













                                                  marina by m.tau





At the end of the series I'll be compiling this poem and 9 others into a pdf for download, called All Empires Crumble. All are from 2019.



Email me if you want to chat, or call a help line if you feel that bad. 



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