here’s the inescapable
simple logical chain
if good becomes horrible
then things can change
that things change means
things can get better
not static but transforms
from one to the other
no matter how bad it gets
there’s always hope
there can be no regrets
for however long it takes
take time to heal yourself
that’s what depression is
and it serves a purpose
protection from something
real enough for you
to be really fearsome
enough justified and true
but when you’re ready
to change know that change
happens every day
universal metabolism
all around and inside you
inescapable living chain
that binds and frees you
to renew and live again