I’m not sad
Sad, I think, I could do.
Sad doesn’t crowd in during the threadbare hours
To chase you out of yourself,
It doesn’t turn out the lights
One by one.
Sad doesn’t steal everything you care about
And taunt you
Because you can’t find their whereabouts.
Sad isn’t a menace
Threatening to stay by your side
Sad doesn’t convince you to abandon all hope –
All love –
Sad doesn’t take your life away
Until the only thing left to do
Is jump off the cliff edge it has led you to.
Sad is sad. It’s the opposite of happy.
Depression is depression. It’s the opposite of well.
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