Black Dog Melancholia

Black Dog Melancholia








Black dog melancholia

Seems to be
My natural state
I hate
that fact

I want to be all bright colored
Orange, Lime, Grapefruit, Pink
Apparently emanating a sweet citrus smell
And I work HARD toward that end

But some days
I wish I was comfortable
Nestled in the BlueGloom
So that life
Need not be
So effortful

But I’m not
So I put it forth
Searching for a way
To “STAY!” then walk away
From the black dog

*written to share in The Garden

14 thoughts on “Black Dog Melancholia

  1. Rommy says:

    The scent of citrus does seem to have that joyful, energetic quality that would be so welcome on dark days, doesn’t it? Really wonderful building of mood in this.

    • Kim Nelson says:

      Yeah… every once in a while I do that. Then, of course, I feel guilty for “giving in.” Grateful these spates are infrequent not permanent.

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