Sep 27
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What is Depression?

What is depression?
Is it crying yourself to sleep at night
Like my mother did so loudly.
Is it seeing the ones you love die
And not being able to change it because you’re just a kid?
For me, depression is what I live in.
I live with my mother’s loud cries burned into my head.
I see her looking at nothing hoping there is something.
I see hope draining from her eyes as her life wastes away.
What is depression?