Silly Dreams Of Normality From A Manic Depressive, a poem by Drem

Drem

Silly Dreams Of Normality From A Manic Depressive, a poem by Drem

June 20, 2016

“I’m the woman

in that commercial

for the anti-depressant

you just laughed at.

She was wearing purple

because purple is the color of depression,

though I happen to never wear it.

It’s simply astonishing for you

to imagine, or dare even see,

someone so chemically unbalanced

to ever also be happy.

…She had a family.

Was having a picnic.

It was a nice day

and she didn’t look so sick.

There were flowers.

Her son picked them for her.

That’s why you laughed.

It was an unrealistic situation.

To be loved.

To be loved by a family

all while hunched over

on the side of the bed

a mere moment before.

It’s ridiculous!

An astronomical fiction

in every sense.

I knew it was,

but… you didn’t have to say it.

“What do…

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