Out of Limbo
I come
to find
myself
scattered
across the pavement
I search
creating
with found objects
a life.

The very first poem I wrote the poem after coming out of an eight-month depression in 1995 -- the depression that led to my diagnosis and treatment after a lifetime disrupted by bipolar disorder -- was

All Hallow's Eve

Now all threatening shadows
open
into warmth and light.

The next one I wrote was the one to the left. The last six years have been an ongoing opening into warmth, light and found art.

This webpage is an online chapbook of my "bipolar poems," art, and personal experiences, interwoven with informational references about mood disorders. This is an experiment.

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