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Depression Firsthand

I looked at the hospital discharge packet. The doctor had me listed as a patient who had “depression.” I’m not sure why but seeing it on paper made it that much more real. A couple of months after I had my son I began experiencing intrusive suicidal thoughts. What alarmed me was not merely the…

The Trail Ahead

Written July 7, 2020. Edited January 4, 2021. The year is 2020 and the COVID pandemic has reportedly claimed the lives of over 1.68 million people worldwide. Believe it or not, it’s been the least of my worries. The past few years have been trial-some, but this one is doing a number on me. If…

Alone No More

Lounged on a couch with your unbroken gaze Disappearing at the end of our nights Your living compass; a desirable chase Strung in the middle of Christmas lights Within every scene and tangled inbetween: an embrace, you caressed my deepest despairs One smirk only yours could get out of me would turn into tears at…

A Brief Aspect on Death

It’s 12/30/20. My grandpa passed away a couple of nights ago due to complications from COVID-19 and my brother also lost his life this year from being ambushed in Afghanistan on 2/8/20. Both were unexpected. Both, still feeling deeply for. If there’s one thing I’m beginning to acknowledge about death is that it doesn’t discriminate,…

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