A View from Inside the Black Dog by Eric Jarvis

A View From Inside The Black Dog

When the skin on your feet is cracked it hurts to stand,
It hurts to stand, it hurts to walk,
It does not hurt to drink coffee,
But the kettle is in the kitchen, and it hurts to stand.

When your stomach is empty it is necessary to eat,
It hurts to stand, it hurts to walk,
It does not hurt to eat pasta,
But the food, pans and cooker are in the kitchen and it hurts to walk.

When your skin is dry and cracking it needs moisturising,
It hurts to stand, it hurts to walk,
It does not hurt to moisturise,
But the ointments are in the bedroom and it hurts to stand.

When your thoughts spiral downwards it hurts to think,
It hurts to stand, it hurts to walk,
It does not hurt to think up poetry,
And the keyboard is at hand and it hurts to walk.

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