"Beautiful" Depression


is not beautiful.


Depression is the thing

that prevents me

from doing normal things.


Having normal sleep patterns,

getting out of bed on time,

eating like I should,

showering daily,

brushing my hair

going out with friends.


Don’t tell me

depression is beautiful.


Depression is the reason

I haven’t showered

or brushed my hair

in seven days.


I haven’t slept,

I feel sick when I eat,

I never want to get up.


When I sleep,

I have bad dreams.

Waking up,

that’s the nightmare.

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