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Depth of the Well

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Depth of the Well

Slowly I am lowered to the bottom of the well.

Light from above grows dim.

Darkness envelops me.

I sink deeper, drowning in waters of hopeless dispair.

Robe and slippers- my only comfort.

Personal hygiene- too great a task.

Only the empty shell of me exists.

Gloom and foreboding taunt me.

Mind and soul are weary.

Sleep far too many hours.

Social reclusiveness-my refuge, 

my shield from burdening acquaintance.

I am encompassed in lonliness and fear.
                                                     
Floating alone in dark waters,

                  I wonder,

will the rope of life be lowered,

will I escape this tangle of paranoia,

and rise again from the depths?

                      ****

Rescued at last by tiny, pill life-rings,

I grab hold...

Suddenly, gray walls shine brightly.

Daylight streams in from above.

I begin to slowly climb out.

At well's edge, I find relief;

Free of torment.

Free from the depths of depression.


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