Black dog by J V Birch from mindshare on Vimeo.

 

I wrote and performed this piece as part of mindshare’s When Words Come to Life poetry competition in August 2014 with funding from Arts SA.  Entries were invited from poets on any aspect of mental health and my message is simple really.  We all have something to carry – be it pain, fear, anxiety, depression from the past, in the present or about the future – and it is our choice how we manage the impact it has on us.