An Ode to My Mental Illness

I carry you on my back
day in and day out
sometimes you are just a shadow
sometimes a boulder

Moments pass without 
More moments with
Who would I be without you
 on my back?

Every moment together
a piece of my soul lifts
 takes flight 
 away

Memories captured
 fade quickly in your light

Moments enjoyed
 sour with your taste

I carry you on my back
day in and day out
sometimes you are just a shadow
sometimes a boulder

today you are a boulder.