Poetry by Jim: My Depression

Poetry by Jim: My Depression


I sit
I lay
I stare
I stand


but don’t relax
but don’t rest
but don’t focus
but don’t test


I whisper
I scream
I touch
I weep


but don’t speak
but don’t fly
but don’t feel
but don’t cry


I breath
I creep
I peek
I hide


but don’t exhale
but don’t reveal
but don’t uncover
but don’t conceal


you notice
you question
you worry
you forget


but can’t grasp
but can’t relate
but can’t fathom
I can’t


by Jim McDonald


7 thoughts on “Poetry by Jim: My Depression

  1. Jim, I hope friends or loved ones are near and that the big black cloud stays away from the space over your head. I think the stark way you wrote this is a mighty tool that conveys to the reader the single vision of people experiencing depression.

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