For DVerse’s latest haibun Monday, hosted by Frank Hubeny, we are writing about pleasant surprises. I wasn’t going to share this poem, but here it goes.
I share my mind with a monster that wants to kill me. If it has taken a break these last 13 years, it has only been biding its time before biting back into my life. A short reprieve does not mean that it will leave. It has tried to take me down now more times than I can count. The pleasant surprise is that depression has not won: I am still alive.
A persistent light
Illumines a cliff; darkness
Has not overcome.