Knots

And in knots
Not myself
For I knew
Naught
This ill
I’d caught

A sadness slept
In lesson 
Taught
It slept awake
Upon my cot

And in fever
Fiercely fought
Not myself
Another’s thought

IF I HAD FAILED TO MENTION

If I had failed to mention
You have my full attention
Or just a mere obsession
Which prompted a depression?
Such a stirring stillness
To master mind of illness
Without a madness looming
Would not be as consuming
Dissension of my being
As sanity is fleeing
If I had failed to mention
You have my full attention