When your mother is depressed you will be depressed.
When you are depressed your mother will be depressed.
Your daughter will be depressed because you and your mother
May be or have been depressed. Aunt Tilly
Was depressed. Aunt Candice was electrified. It’s inherited,
Intergenerational. Old minds are housed in living bodies.
There are a few things you can do. Don’t read too many numbers.
Watch the orange-red flames climb bleached stalks
Of smudge sticks while the wind carries
The scent of eucalyptus burning, wildly away.