The Price of Writing

My depression—
Is it self-inflicted?
Without, life is boring
Writing comes with emotion
Strong, deep, powerful
Love, hate, happiness
And depression
Love is hard to find
Hate can be harder
Happiness worthy of writing
Is hardest to find
But depression, pain
Do I bring it on myself?
Wallowing in self-pity
My writing prospers from it
But is it healthy?

April 2, 2013