Tuesday, January 10, 2012

116. B.V. Dahlen

"Villanelle on Depression"

Depression is a fact of life for me.
As much a part of life as food and air,
It hovers like a dreaded entity.

It scatters joys like useless stale debris,
And sews the ashes of my dreams in gloom.
Depression is a fact of life for me.

It poises like a shadowing banshee
With somber wings just waiting to enshroud.
It hovers like a dreaded entity,

And I can almost always guarantee
Secreted in my spectral holidays
Depression is a fact of life for me.

My life becomes a frequent abductee
Purloined by mirthless bird of prey
It hovers like a dreaded entity.

A vulture pouncing when my back is turned,
But, hidden, and not easily discerned.
Depression is a fact of life for me
It hovers like a dreaded entity.

-B.V. Dahlen
Photograph by Laura Manfre.

1 comment:

  1. Someone
    beautiful
    and
    cleverly
    talented
    as
    you
    shouldn't
    feel so depressed.

    ReplyDelete

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