Cerebral Interstice

“I continue to explore the darkness in my mind. The more I investigate and learn about it, the stronger my ability to rebuke it becomes. I learn why my demon can drag me into the cerebral abyss so easily. From that, I can kick it square in its testicular cortex and escape to the light more often. I hope my mental poems help you fight too.”

I wrote this poem in answer to the following prompts:
Fandango’s One Word Challenge – Tiff
Pensitivity’s three things Challenge — Least – Surely – Astute – Congrats on 800 prompts!!
Your Daily Word – Interstice

Cerebral Interstice

Am I really astute
If my demon raves
While my angel’s mute
It’s not often brain behaves

There is a little interstice
When I win the tiff and feel great
Then I don’t think twice
About the tale I narrate

Is it really self-sabotage
If I run away in fear
From an overbearing barrage
Even if it wrecks my career

Sorry if I self-flagellate
Surely you can see
That’s my demon’s trait
One day I will break free

At least I commit to fight
The darkness in my brain
I will find the light
And celebrate with champagne

Thanks for reading my friends.

There’s more in the Poetry CornerPoetry Nook, and the Short Story Collection

Have a great day!

17 thoughts on “Cerebral Interstice

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  1. These are dark days under the best of circumstances. You don’t stand alone, we all have our dark corners that haunt us. The other night I was thinking that if you don’t break down and cry once in a while you just not sane.

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    1. I have so many of these poems about my mental health. You inspired some of the last one. I find visualising my demon really helps me defeat it and smile, like I’m doing this morning.


      1. It does for me too. It’s big and ugly and looks like a gremlin after midnight. But when you really look at it, it’s really just a tiny, ugly hand puppet. Smiles come easier then.

        I’m glad you’re having a good day, and I’m glad if I helped inspire any part of that!

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