Recipe for Depression (Repost from June 2022)

A pinch of bedsheets.

Three cups of too many hours in bed.

A bowl full of darkness.

A handful of unanswered texts

and lots of silence.

Take all these items and fragment moments,

then splash in some depression

and mix over and over again,

until each second drags across your body.

It leaves you curled up and bent out of shape

in a soft mattress, and loneliness is heavy

and can cause you to go flat in ambition.

It says to take your time when you drink sadness,

because if too fast it can bite at your heart

as it settles in your stomach.

But if you sip it too slow,

then it burns in your throat

until you can’t speak and all your thoughts

rest in the graveyard of your tongue.


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