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January 26, 2013
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It permeates everything
It is the cells. It is the cell
in which I am rotting.

The sheen over my eye,
the flesh I rip from the side of my nail,
the teeth I grind it with.

The tears, blood and sweat.
It is below carbon and hydrogen,
embedded in the air I breathe.

It is sleeping under my fingernails,
It is the undeniable, genetic, atomic truth.
Oh, my oxygen permeates everything.

It is the cell.
This poem is about depression... about wearing misery in every molecule in your body. It is what you are, it is what you think, say, do, taste, smell, hear... it is everything.

I'm freaking out because I feel so low and I am not off my meds. That is a worrying development.

Icon for Hire - Iodine
"Depression's like a big fur coat,
it's made of dead things but it keeps me warm"

"I think I'm just in love with the feeling
Break my bones so I can feel them healing
"Crazy"'s, I believe, the medical term
When we wanna recover, but we don't wanna learn
Keep breaking what's been fixed a thousand times
And gimme some more of that iodine"

"But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin' these lullabys?"
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MountainMew Jul 14, 2013  Student Writer
A brutally honest look on depression, and a very interesting read. I like it a lot.
Thank you so much :tighthug:
Prosaic-Scriptor Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been there before. You really draw us into the experience.
Thank you! Obviously it's relatively easy for me to write about my own crazy mind
0hgravity Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: hope you are feeling better.
bit by bit, day by day. How are you?
0hgravity Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
only way to go about it.

I'm doing fairly well, thanks :)
I'm going to have to agree with ~shehrozeameen
A very nice work, alas sadly a bit depressing.
shehrozeameen Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The letter "O" speaks out in this work... it is all encompassing, and yet it continues to constrict...

I just hope that you feel better soon... I hope so...
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