What I Need To Say

I just want to let everyone know about my current situation, a situation that has lasted some three years, and has left me somewhat drained. I have been struggling bitterly with, as some of you may know, Bipolar I, and, the comorbid illness of Generalized Anxiety Disorder coupled with a self-diagnosis (due to my incessant …

I Was Once Young

I say “I’m depressed.” He replies “Well, undepress yourself; Come to the court with the ball and the women.” I look away listlessly, Knowing the drugs are gone – They have fled. The bottles are sadly empty; Empty cans riddled The window sill. The window pane Screamed with dusty odium, As the sun gleamed with …

Like a Dandelion in the Wind

The leaves fell softly like dandelions floating in the wind; The crinkling sound under my feet unmatched except by the cackling of flame. Wintery winds gusted and pushed me back into remission As the warmth left my fingertips – as the frigid air Crept in, suddenly the addiction fleeted like a bad memory You blot …

Excerpt From the Book I’ll Never Write

I’ve started to go to therapy; I’m in tenth grade and I’m severely depressed—not clinically depressed, the kind of depression that is full and gives the full spectrum of the romanticized version of it all. I guess I longed to be a tortured artist, and a starving heart, and at long last I saw it …