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Not so much a black dog
As a slow grey mist.
To a degree, brought on by circumstance.
But there's more to it than that.
When it's all too much
And all I want to do is lay down
Sleep... Escape... Stop.
Sleep feels like a hug.
I know that's not the way to deal with it
And exercise relieves mild depression.
But when something makes me sad, angry, confused,
Sleep feels good, the drift in makes me happy.
Short-term gain over long-term benefit.
I know better than that.
But my emotions rule.
I need to find the strength to take control.
Writing this during my breaks
On a beautiful sunny day
I want to sleep.
Want... desire, a force that's always too powerful for me.
The ideal solution would be
Desire what I need.
I need to process that thought.
Here's hoping I desire to.
Auckland, New Zealand.
(Auckland, New Zealand.)
Sally A Bayan
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