Turned On

Sitting in the broken darkness
Typing by the glare of a screen that’s well past its bed time, turned on
By my restless mind and compliant touch
Usually a sound sleeper I realize I missed my meds today,
Or more accurately, yesterday;
Yet I feel better, more alive, awake;
Perhaps it’s time to adjust;
Are your antidepressants keeping you down?
Sounds like the beginning of a pharmaceutical commercial
About to pitch something to “ask your doctor about”.
But I have been sleeping my days away,
With only short sparks of wakefulness to interrupt.
Until today, now,
Now, I’m turned on
Like the screen before me,
In dark mode’s brightest setting
Not enough light to see the board’s keys,
But memory is serving me fine
As I spill these thoughts out of my mind.

Be well,



  1. Kathleen O'Brien Cunningham says:

    Something to think about…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Your words brought me into your world, I see you typing in the halo of the screen, nice one Monty, be well.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. murisopsis says:

    Please don’t stop the anti-depressants cold turkey! That can be very dangerous…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Yes, very much aware of the danger. Seeing the doctor for advice before doing anything.


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