the colossal

November 19, 2019

depression and anxiety,
you are not just
the elephant in the room,
you are
the weight that holds
the animal
,
the air shared
with its shadow,
the zoo that
won’t release
a caged mind.

depression and anxiety,
you are not just
the elephant in the room,
you are
the ceiling below
the sky,
the mosquito
flying around
its head,

the dust
and dirt
surrounding
scarred feet,

the dry ivory touch
of bone
beneath skin,

but you will not be
bigger than me,

and you will not
be the death
of me.