Mark I. Kirkmeyer


Since I’ve been home
Life’s been a balancing act
Between depressive fear of people
And violent killer instinct
The trail is a razor’s edge
Easily fallen off
Fall to depression
Lock myself in my house
Fall the other way
Locked up institution
Wish I could be normal
But all I can do
Balance the best I can
The medication helps
But can’t do it all
Pain reduction helps
I’m just holding on.