Mania’s Midnight

tick tick tick the ticking (always ticking) of the clock and its seconds the seconds winding their way around and            Inside out the mulberry bush            the seconds wound me round the neck the clock just in time to hear it mock in constant consternation, the consistent continuation of night’s suffocation            my sunshine, never my sunshine            smothers me when I’m not …

CStreetlights Good Kids Depression

Yes, good kids can have depression

I taught Daina many years ago when I taught her in 9th grade English Honors. Her quick wit and overall sense of humor were a delight to have in the classroom, and Daina had a hard time hiding the mischief in her eyes. Needless to say, I’ve enjoyed keeping in touch with her over the years. Our shared love of …