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The Black Dog

This poem was prompted by the material from the Delphi.  And also the interviews.  We heard of so many black days on the rocky rocky road to recovery.  We spoke of this during our analysis.  So many lost duvet days…

 

BACK TO BLACK

40 shades of
grey
greying.
Duvets
Another duvet day
Bleak blink
Blink bleak
Black books
Black dog
Dogging
A medical model
Triggers
I’m not just the meds
Not the friggin meds
See me
See past them
See me
Tick the box
Thank you
Tick the box
Thank you
Chemical cosh
Open the box
Time measured out
In medication
Neatly divided
Neatly prescribed
Open the box
A dosette day
Duvet day
40 more shades of grey
Greying
Smudging
Blurring
Into
BLACK
 
Have you taken your meds?

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