State of Stagnation

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.

monochrome photo of woman sitting on floor
Photo by Emre Kuzu on

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