Depression is a slowly creeping beast

Like an invisible sloth

Crawling its way into my mind

The world grows darker

Imperceptibly so

Until I’m trapped in darkness

That swallows me whole


Motivation drains away

Like water sluggishly swirling

Down the bathtub drain


A heaviness drags me down

Gradually pulling me deeper

Into the abyss

That begins to feel like home


The change so slow

So imperceptible

I know not what is happening

Until it’s too late


Until one day I awake

Realizing that this is not normal

Knowing that life wasn’t always

This dark

This cold

This crushing