Sun Burst

Day by day, night by night I seek for a flicker of light. To pull me back to my sanity And escape from my calamity. As seasons change I feel enraged, For I am stuck Sinking into muck. I stare at the sky And wonder why, When did I become a shell And fallen under misery’s spell? I lay my head upon my arm And dream of a life beyond the calm. Of misadventures and love affairs, From wild nights to circus fairs. As the bright sun bursts from her slumber I wake to that same crushing sombre. I envy the sun’s eternal flame, Compared to her I am tame I know the road that leads to life But I am gripped by fear of strife. I’ve accepted my path, its comforts, its dullness Yet I still dream the most colou

A Love Letter to My Depression

[Content warnings for depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm] Dear Depression, Do you remember, the first time we met? Me, barely 13. You, older than the hills themselves, And when we collided, the instant connection was as loud as all the symphonies in the world making chaos at once, But also as quiet as the tooth fairy’s footsteps on a child’s pillow. From that day on, We were inseparable! Wherever I went, you followed, tenderly holding my hand in yours, unsure and embarrassed. I never introduced you as my lover and I don’t know how you felt about that. Did it make you angry? Is that what you changed so quickly? Tender caresses became hard slaps. No longer did you walk beside me, Instead

We acknowledge the past, present and emerging traditional owners of the land on which we live and work, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

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