If you are manic-depressive, you’ll understand. If you’re not, try to understand… and ‘walk a mile in my Keds’! Amy

ON A DIME, IN A FLASH

Flopped on the couch like a road toad
flat as flannel

Brain accepts invisible code
BING! A channel

goes live – I’m up and about
Pop! Goes the manic

Look! The sun’s shining after all
Outside in a panic

Walking so fast my mind can’t keep up
Store. Buy. Food.

On the way walk home, starting to slip
home… not so… good…

Now that was one fast-cycling episode
Food barely to the kitchen

I’m back on the couch, potato load
Bipolar bitchin’

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil