CN: Suicidal ideation

I’m standing

on the edge of a lake



the trees surround me,

the campus building

is behind me and

there’s no one out here –

not even me, for I have

allowed myself to be





something was actually

calling me that night



vibrating like stars

but coming from the water




the word ‘gravity’ was repeating itself




I snapchatted my last words to my best friend.

she said it would make a great novel




when I went back inside

another friend messaged me: “why don’t you draw?

that’s what I’m doing right now.”



so I did.




I particularly liked the eyes.


By Nicole Rossides

Header image by Valerie Everett

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