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Manic Depression

Shari Sullivan 1967 (Arizona)

Denials insane anxiety
Of a depressed variety
All bottled up inside of me
Contradiction
Like my addiction
In sobriety
Product of society
Unspoken traditions
And responsibilities in addition
Crashing down on me
Familiar inadequacies

Fear, hasty withdrawal, retreat, defeat, I weep this prayerful hour
Waiting for willpower
Or someone to save me

In perceptions partial recovery
Lies the burning question
What's wrong with me?

Manic Depression
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