Tagged: depression

we come across days

we come across days
when even the seconds are
resistant – there is

only so much we can do
to unfurl, get out of bed
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: unfurl

on days when i have to

on days when i have to
keep my chin up, i do
it, like one of those
chinstrap penguins,
climbing out of the
antarctic, ready to find
anything that resembles
a foothold on those steep
slopes. you are never
ready to hear this, i know
it, by the way you smile
so innocently, try out
jokes to conduct the most
favorable light. i make
the decision for you,
yes, sorry, just like that,
you are not allowed
to comfort me, i keep
my chin up, helmet on, look
for the next solid step
.
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