Closer it comes, I see it advancing, Laughing to itself quietly, Practically prancing.
Towards me it skips, Joyful and mocking, It’s ugly intent, Painfully shocking.
I watch it move faster, Now smiling with glee, I don’t turn around, There’s nowhere to flee.
It savours the moment, As it puts its arms around me, Engulfs me completely, Only it I can see.
What is this monster, I hear you ask, With such evil presence, And a soul so black.
‘I am!’ It bellows, Then a pause for effect, ‘Depression!’ It screams, ‘And I, you cannot deflect!’