Magpie Tales is a blog “dedicated to the enjoyment of poets and writers, for the purpose of honing their craft, sharing it with like-minded bloggers, and keeping their muses alive and well.” Each week, it offers an image as a writing prompt.
squatting on your chest
like the demon it is,
the weight of its message
holding mind hostage,
the detritus of being
rising like a moat around
the bed where you lay
beleaguered by fear.
A powerful summary of depression. Good write.
Nice one – and excellent typographical layout to complement the poem.
I found this quite immobilising ……thanks
excellent description – well done!
You captured depression pretty-darned open and succinctly there!
Excellent write – succinctly portraying the black dog of depression.
A moat indeed…well done…