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 …

What I Seem To Be

I wrote this piece on scratch paper at a rehab facility in a state I had never been to before. I was surrounded by people who cared, yet, I seemed not to care for myself. I then turned inward and tried to piece together my identity -- it all came out as pictures in my head which I transcribed into words as to what I seem to be. This is the mind speaking to the soul.

Those Alive Don’t Understand

I am so grateful for writing; I truly, truly believe it has kept me alive this long – without it my life would be utterly meaningless. It provides the spark…the fire present in my flashing eyes, rejuvenating and filling the over-encumbered yet empty spaces in my heart, mind, and soul. I am nothing but an …

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 …

Suburban Discomfort

The house slowly began to fall apart, as my father limped around the house —and my mother’s poor, forsaken heart started to burst. The children were witnesses —I was witness to it. I had seen firsthand the misery and commiseration associated with family disintegration. The marriage eroded away like the beaches of dreams that have …

A Tired a Sleep Can’t Fix

The mind is a blank page, so white and pure that blood would excite its freshness. I have the opportunity to get drunk, but it's far too late. I thought perhaps I'll drink tomorrow; perhaps, I won't drink again. I don't want to drink away the part of the day that I can't sleep away. Maybe in …