Julian Dedman: A poem about a girl I went out with when I was ill

Julian Dedman captures the state of mind when suffering with mental health through poetry and art.

Artwork by Julian

A poem about a girl I went out with when I was ill

Silently beseeching, he circled the wick

Waiting for the promised resurrected flicker

To illuminate his monstrous strides

The prison’s darkness increasing, becoming thicker

Memories deluded with bliss

Merge with unrefined contrition

Was it him who broke the seal?

And turned her away

Or the insidious monster,

the un-diagnosed condition.


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