Mental Illness

It comes again like a great wave
Washing over as I stand paralyzed
Taking it all in as much as I can
You’ll see my heart racing
Ocean in the eyes
How will you control it?
Senseless remedies
Or will you call an angel
To restore the bubble I lived in
Make me numb and naive
How will you control it?
Illogical therapies
Or will you tie a black thread
To protect me from myself
Make me jolly and wise
Here it comes again like a great wave
My heart is stopping
I am still breathing as I did
You will see fire in my veins
Raging in every way
Tell me, how will you control it?

-Tejal Ahuja
New Mumbai, India

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