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Poetry Saves the World

Star Dust

For James:

What draws out the chaos other than dreams

Dreams of lips with me

Covering me

Devouring me

I can’t breathe

An echo brings me back in time

A thousand letters that can’t mark the cold in my heart

Years pass and there’s only this memory of your kiss.

Where a vacuum existed and the whole of the earth drowned in star dust

The only thing that can destroy a planet

Besides us.



Two Pigeon Poles

Who holds your feet?
The changeable metal pulled from the weary earth?
I spy her trying to make a column out of schist
And I miss the way
I once saw a corner of her lie still, uninterrupted.
These holes.
The deeper we dig
The greater forces we wake.

Depression and Anxiety Lense

Hello there fellow poem readers, 

So, it’s like I got out my kaleidoscope tonight and can see the world differently after reading three articles.
The first one is honestly hard to stomach, I got a bit defensive but there are two other articles that expand on the seemingly simplified first article. These are from Psychology Today, written by Greg Henriques, Ph.D.
Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseasesy

Clarifying the Nature of Anxiety and Depression

The Behavioral Shutdown Theory of Depression

My brain is in total awe thinking of depression this way. It’s odd, but I find myself much more likely to be able to consider/define real causes for how I feel…identify scenarios and possibly recognize how to work towards goals. It is work, but I believe this is a map to draw a real path forward.

I feel more hope about depression than ever before.
Yours, beneath silver-lined clouds (instead of just grey ones),


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