Depression

Depression
If it was a colour
What would it be?
It’s no fucking colour
There’s no colour
Painting me

It’s the lying in your bed
Laughing, smiling
Nothing in your head
Just laughing at the
Thought of being dead

Depression is no colour
It’s a slow, slow death
A drawn out wait
A wound in your chest

Depression is no colour
It’s the days spent in
Your bed, turning into
Weeks, closing into months

It’s the people stopping by
Staying for a while
Here to fix your hair
Here to fix you

Charity case; local loon
With that look
That fucking look
It’s an insult all of it

Depression asks not pity
It asks to stay in bed
To draw the curtains shut
And rest its weary head

Depression is no colour
Just a wide eyed councillor
Yes and no at
Half drawn conclusions

At your blurted paragraphs
Taking notes
Doodling maybe
Diagnosing on a whim
There’s nothing wrong with me
Listening non
Diagnosing non the less

Depression’s not a colour
It’s the breaking down in tears
Best friend holds you near
Hiding lacerations
Hoping they won’t see
No one on this earth
Could feel more shame than me

It’s the fear of something
That you can’t see
That you can’t feel
That you can’t understand
Looming, watching, waiting
It’s a blood shot eye
Staring at a world
With no reason why

Depression’s not a colour
It’s an ambulance siren
It’s a smile upon a face
A perfect fall from grace
A fuck you to the world
It’s a subtle understanding
Of what the world is lacking

Depression asks not pity
It asks to die alone
It begs to hide away
It kills to let it stay
It lives for early graves

Depression

Rachael  Hope

Bridlington, United Kingdom

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