Pictures of Depression

	creeps an adder of pain
	into my stomach
	and hooks up firmely.
	Worms of worries degrade
	the blood,
	fatten themselves
	from my nerves.
	Viruses of mania pound
	in the temples,
	eroding reason.
	Spiders of anxiety spin nets
	of hysteria,
	where values entangle.
	Panic vultures attack the psyche,
	pair with owls of gloom,
	vailing the view,
	hope smothering.
	My quivering It
	of death wish lava.
	The last moment of bliss
	bathes in pearls
	of sweatty fear.

	   Paula (ed) 2013 - 2010