Jesse Ellsbury Poems
Even Depressed People Say That They'Re Fine
Depression is something nobody gets,
not even those afflicted with it.
With the sponge on your eyes and the veil on your head,
you’re too busy wond’ring what it’s like to be dead
to even see what’s going on,
when you look at yourself all you see is a pawn
captured too early in the game,
you spend so much time seeking someone to blame
that you never ask what you did to get to that place
where the sun never shines,
where everything is offered and yet nothing is mine.
But you get used to the pain that you feel every day,
and the loneliness leads you ...
Like A Crown On A King
I am temporary every single day,
stuck in place for one brief time
like a snowflake on a branch
and then I melt again
onto a sparrow’s wing:
a drop of water
like a crown on a king.