Depressives, of all people, know
that you can never truly lift yourself out
of your situation.
You may do so for a time,
but ultimately you will fall back
into the same thoughts
& patterns of behavior,
Not because you are weak,
but because you are fighting against yourself;
and in a civil war, nobody wins.
No, in order to win, to ultimately escape
you must reach out beyond yourself
to nature, to community, and to God
Let them know you exist
and be in fellowship with them.
Feel the warm Sun on your face
and know that you are loved.
Only then will you truly be