The Truth About Living With Depression

The Truth About Living With Depression

all these poems about people leaving & not one

about how I convinced myself to stay.

I know what you want to hear —

that I slayed the dragon and swallowed my demons

and laughed in the face of my nightmares

and lived happily ever after —

but the truth is much more ordinary.

the truth is I breathe through the pain

even on the days it whistles between my ribs

on every inhale and every exhale

and I celebrate like hell

on the days it doesn’t make a sound. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Fortesa Latifi is a 24-year-old writer and graduate student.

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