Friday, October 16, 2009


It seems the old identity doesn’t die at first
but lingers like a ghost.

And when I find myself within that specter,
naturally I feel that something’s missing—
just about everything, that is.

A feeling of depression settles in,
an old association
with some previous lack
of confidence, direction, something.

But now there’s too
this understanding
there’s a lack of me as well!
Depression doesn’t exactly deepen,
but flattens.

I’m in Kansas once again.
And stay there until something stops
to rest within that,
of which I am—
then depression (and me)

Hello Oz!

~Son Rivers 2009

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