Show don’t tell (paint by numbers)

Depression, perfect crime of the mind
unsolvable, a technical achievement
mysterious, unattributed, unkind

Depression is a joke
where no one’s laughing
Depression is a movie
screened without light

Depression…

Show, don’t tell
I can’t be bothered –
You want a poem painted in black?

Mark my words
with a giant marker
or use spray paint
for all I care

Today’s prompt was the scent of a flower. Safe to say I’m off prompt – as we are always at liberty to do. The prompts are there to provide inspiration, not pressure.

This poem demanded to be written and it demanded to be shared. I obey.

Day 27 of #OctPoWriMo done. Four days to go…

1 thought on “Show don’t tell (paint by numbers)

  1. heyannis

    The last stanza really hit me. I didn’t understand Depression for a long time. Until I had a good friend who was mired in it and I sat in on a session with her therapist. Other friends have shared how they feel. That helps us understand. Thank you. xoA

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