I don my Ray Ban sunglasses
Before going out in the morning
After being awake all night
To cover my eyes driven by sleepless mania.
At the shop my hands tremble
As I take my change.
This is always a sign
That my Lithium levels are too high.
I have learned this over the years
Whilst on the bipolar express.
It’s time for more blood tests
And medication adjustments.
These adjustments always work
For a few months at least.
Then this routine will present again.
It’s just the nature of the beast.