from those who get a little blue

it will pass

             we know


     while it holds us there
           crushed in the dark
     while it sucks away
           all our confidence

     while it allows
           life to overwhelm us

excuse us
       if we don't smile

excuse us
       if we moan and groan
                 and float about like
                           miserable rain clouds

we do know
          how lucky we are
we do know
          we are loved
we do know
          we are not as worthless as we think

but we can't feel it
                     right now