What captivated me in this write was how the author directly relayed this depression to the reader. I still think people don't want to talk or hear about depression as an illness, and I'm sure it can easily be misunderstood. But it is serious. I appreciate how the author, from such a personal standpoint, was committed to describing it in its reality. This read to me actually like a scene from a film, but was intimate, easy to imagine, and flowed. The opening reminded me of the scene in Titanic where Jack warns Rose about how cold the water is, and she tries to not let the realization of it get to her. There's a rawness in this piece, but also what I feel is reflective, where you give yourself time to realize sometimes you don't want to wake up, that you should be able to get back up yet you give in to those waves. There's also this awareness throughout the piece about the people surrounding this author, which I think is a good point to bring up in the fact that it's hard when you see others in control of life, creating happiness, yet you are not in reach of that. Amazing descriptions.... very thought-provoking about this illness and how it needs care, that one can't simply "get over" depression, in such simple terms. (4)
Slighte took me on a roller-coaster into depression with this poem; So powerfully so, that it took me to the days of my own, dealing with depression.. That is a powerful poem.
Her wording is marvelous, which is why I could feel like I was actually drowning. True talent in this piece!!