Erol P. Kin is an educator, writer, husband and father in the San Francisco Bay Area. Erol is currently working on a publication written during an unmedicated manic period brought on by undiagnosed bipolar disorder. The title of this manuscript is “Birds in Flight.”
Sometimes the world
Sometimes the world is too much for him.
The months of empty hollow: the dull thud of a bad baseball bat, the whomp of a car
door closing through thick hanging heat.
Then, one morning, after three months away from the highs, he soars for two nights.
The world grins for his smile. And in the morning he feels every prickle of the world,
every joy in every breeze.
And prickles go sharp.
And a slate dome descends.
And there’s no glory in the downs.
There is only down.
The abyss in her eyes.
Slump in the shoulders of his son.