Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

I have had a bit of scalp surgery to remove a potentially troublesome spot, and it appears that all is well. The staples came out yesterday. Hurray!

It has captured my attention, however, and I missed commenting on the recent mental health awareness activity. Better late than never? In any event, I want to share a piece from one of my favorite poetry books, The Cliff’s Edge: Songs of a Psychotic by Eithne Tabor.


And is there anyone at all?

And is

There anyone at all?

I am knocking at the oaken door . . .

And will it open

Never now no more?

I am calling, calling to you –

Don’t you hear?

And is there anyone


And does this empty silence have to be?

And is there no-one there at all

To answer me?


I do not know the road –

I fear to fall.

And is there anyone

At all?

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