Depression and anxiety,  Mental health,  Prose and poetry

How I started my morning

happy coffee
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I was drinking coffee this morning

watching the news

when the anchor said an accident had occurred

in the city where I worked.

The streets were all

too familiar.

A man

on a motorcycle

had been run over

by a bus.

Dead on the spot.

I finished my coffee, got

in the shower. I sang

to the happy songs on the radio.

I danced.

Sitting in bed,

a fluffy towel on my head,

I wondered

why that man

couldn’t have been me instead.

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.

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