Depression is like a cancer
you may treat the problem
but you are not guaranteed a cure.
It is a feeling buried
deep down in your soul
which you are afraid to expose.
You hide yourself away to avoid
any uncomfortable situation,
at the cost of leaving yourself
in a state of permanent stagnation.
Friends and acquaintances
haven’t heard from you in years,
unsolicited calls and messages
only increase your fear
that someone may knock upon your door
to see what you have become
and they would never understand
what it is you are hiding from.