turn it off

and so you crawl around the den in search of the door

but there is none to be felt

and your orientation a whirlwind of confusion

a complete loss of bearings

you’ve even forgotten what you’re escaping from

but I’m tired now

and I’m fatigued

yes more than weary

in so much as a week of sleep wouldn’t suffice

so I think this is how madness must descend

on the unsuspecting mind

overdosing on flashing lights and a constant buzz

the throbbing temples thrusting veins

as I seek only darkness

only the switch that turns it all off

can ease the pain

be it real or worse..



Filed under daily, Dreams, Health, Poetry

8 responses to “turn it off

  1. Sounds like you need a holiday! How about a water immersion sensory deprivation tank session, scuba-diving in the Maldives, getting a dose of Zen from a Tibetan monastry, tripping-out to the Grateful Dead, booking in for a week at a balneotherapy centre… in fact, I’d simply presribe water.

  2. So sad and adequately creative on what it feels like to be consumed by depression either as a chemical imbalance or as a result of a tragic circumstance. I want this person to find the door and, inso doing, have some light. In the wake of the awful events of the Norway incident this writing makes me grab a tissue, Tigercity. Hugs to you dear blogger friend.

  3. Great writing so expressive of the despair of burn out.

  4. you write fabulous poetry.
    keep it up.


    Hope all is well.

    Appreciated your support to Jingle Poetry Community,

    Welcome sharing your talent in our new garden home.

    Random piece or old ones are welcome too.

    Bless you.
    Happy End of August.
    Hope to see you share today.

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