You wait patiently for me to smile
you had no idea what you were
getting into years ago when you said
i do and if i'd known would i have tried
to change your mind i don't think so
because i'm trying to follow the doctors'
orders and look there's one now
working at the corners of my mouth
just for you.
Joe Hackworth: I live with depression and panic / anxiety disorders. Still working on the meds. My work has appeared online in Clean Sheets Magazine, Poems Niederngasse, Issue 6 of PoetrySz, and will be published in a future issue of Eclectica.
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