Poems about depression. These are recent additions to K-M Skalkenæs’ work. She has previously often written about being sad and lonely, however never made the link to depression explicit.
Now, however, with her newest poetry collection, she is ready to be more direct.
The new poems detail exactly how damaging an effect loneliness has in the long term. How lost one can come to feel. And consequently, how it becomes unthinkable to do even the simplest things. How energy slips away from you, and you can’t see the point of even getting out of bed. How life itself seems meaningless.
These are honest and direct poems based on personal experience.