Depression

You can have lunch or dinner with a person many times and never suspect they have a parasite in their digestive tract. Outwardly, they might seem normal – they have an appetite, they eat, they enjoy the taste. They might even seem better than normal – they might be a Read more…

How You Die

Some man tells you to follow him into the woods. You go because you haven’t been taught not to trust yet. Your heart is open to the world, and the hope that no one makes you bleed is still inchoate. He leaves you there, with pretty words and a substitution Read more…

I Will Love

I don’t want my life to be a novel anymore. A show. It’s beautiful because it’s sad, but it feels like it’s for other people to look at. “Look how strong she’s been, look how hard she falls, look how passionate she is.” They look but don’t touch. They admire Read more…

I Miss My Friend

I know I shouldn’t (because of a multitude of reasons), but on days like this, I miss my friend. I miss messaging him and seeing stupid smilies grinning back at me. I miss hearing him laugh. I miss the sound his voice makes when he’s about to say something important. I miss Read more…

A Midsummer Eve

I asked you for life On a breezy midsummer eve And hoped and longed For your company On a midsummer eve You gave me your answer And wished me well But my hopes were dashed to pieces You gave me your answer And I looked upon your face Something broke Read more…

The Cost of Despair

I’d like to tell you a story. It isn’t my story, and it may not even be entirely accurate, as most of it is based on things I was told, and clouded in painful memories that cut just as deeply today as they did then. but I will do the Read more…

Regret

“Sometimes I wish I had never met you. Because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.” – Good Will Hunting