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Can’t You Feel It?

One side dances electric
The other side a burnt bulb
Life of the big party plays
Or cleaning dirty ashtrays sobs
Spending all his money at the mall
Or keeping the rent current
One side feels like having a ball
The other side not so much
Yes they can come together
With some magic crutch

© 2012 Michael Yost 2/2

For Bluebell Books


The Thursday Think Tank # 83 – YES

A bipolar individual off his medication.

Slippery Slope , Post 500

Balancing between here and there
Dark or darker full of despair
Conspiracies headlong abound
You’re full of tales, which surround

Now in a fog every day
A constant hum, won’t go away
Fatigue and hunger here to stay
Potter won’t even throw the clay

Betwixt or between, choice to make
Feeling the prick, maybe forsake
Emotional climax or void
Either way I’m sure you’ll avoid
© 2012 Michael Yost 1/29
What is Bipolar II?

Bipolar II disorder (pronounced “bipolar two”) is a form of mental illness. Bipolar II is similar to bipolar I disorder, with moods cycling between high and low over time.

However, in bipolar II disorder, the “up” moods never reach full-on mania. The less-intense elevated moods in bipolar II disorder are called hypomanic episodes, or hypomania.

A person affected by bipolar II disorder has had at least one hypomanic episode in life. Most people with bipolar II disorder also suffer from episodes of depression. This is where the term “manic depression” comes from.

In between episodes of hypomania and depression, many people with bipolar II disorder live normal lives.

Read more: http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-2-disorder

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