[you] vs. (depression) as a Series of Metaphor – Nick Stanovick

(it) a full moon in August / pale / full / lurking / a sky rid of stars / thick and hungry night / [you] weightless / holder of small space / (it) late summer with no crop to reap / [you] the corn too afraid to poke through / the soft soil / for you know too many hands / know harvests of boisterous machines / with bit chains / shred-ready / (it) lives in the attic / always above you / what stands between / you & heaven / you & sunset / robber of all the beautiful / you were promised / (it) the ledge / wet brick colored in rain / axe aimed straight for your panicked throat / shovel knifing into dewy ground / gravedigger / for your bloodless body / [you] falling somewhere no one can see / wet body colored in dirt / (it) the mower / [you] a grass too tall / (it) the angler / & the steel hook in your lip / [you] fish out of water / gasping / eyes wide as Jupiter / (it) match / bonfire / flesh-lust / [you] dry-brittle wood / kerosene drenched / (it) cloud blotting out the sky / sunless / [you] starved plant / forced wilt / (it) keeper of lethal weapons / [you] armed with stick / with small stone / no slingshot / this time / (it) prison funded by your blood / cage / diseased home / [you] penned animal / circling perimeter / in doorless place / doomed / forever.