a dead body in the room

there was a dead body in the room

Had to be

Else where did the smell
come from?

Every time he’d turn around to catch
a ghost or a zombie
from the corner of his eyes the smell
would slap him

A smell of death

He decided he’d look around for the
dead body
but later

He didn’t have the energy now
or the disposition
or anything

He only wanted to sleep
some more
He just woke up and needed a good
nap to recover

Perhaps there were times when it
didn’t make sense
but now, today, nothing made more
sense that this

All you need is a healthy
dose of chronic depression and it makes
sense

Just like not cleaning the room
and not taking a shower
in a time longer than memory can be
bothered to remember

So he paced back to the bed
and climbed in
and dragged the blanket, heavy with
caked dirt, on his body
and closed his eyes

He fell asleep in spite of
the smell of death
coming closer still

The dreams were always a little bit better
in the nap taken after
waking up from
the night’s sleep

One time he even dreamed he
was a published author. Not a great or
even a good one, but published

16 thoughts on “a dead body in the room

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  1. Haha! You did it again. An unexpected turn. Published author – Not a bad dream at all.
    And the exhaustion and nap after a full night’s sleep is a sign of depression.
    Well written! 🙂

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    1. (´,,•ω•,,)
      As life goes on, I gain more and more experience in not being a published author. So I guess you could say I’m qualified to talk about it (the rest, by the way, is all just fiction, lol).

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  2. I’m confused after reading the comments here, but I’m sure it seemed more sad than funny when I read it. 🥺
    Eitherway, depression sucks and I hope you’re okay. Dreams have a way of coming true when you least expect it, so hang in there if you’re feeling disillusioned or discouraged. Also, great narrative style in the poem. 💜

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