by Breanna Rhoton
One cold and rainy morning, Robert
Was running late for school. He woke up
Rushing and scattering around the house
Getting dressed and getting his lunch together.
His father had recently disappeared, so the house
Was remarkably quiet, other than mother and
Baby sister screaming at one another.
Robert was very close to his father, therefore he became
Depressed very quickly. He lost his appetite, and
Began giving up on himself and school.
When he went to school, he stayed to himself,
Not having many friends; ate lunch by himself,
And work individually on group projects.
Robert never thought about self-harming himself
Until his father’s birthday. He was missing him so
Much and it was driving him crazy not knowing where
His best friend was. It hurt him even more knowing that
His mother did not care that he was gone.
Robert came home one day, and found a pill
Bottle in the medicine cabinet. He wasn’t sure
Of what hydrocodones were, but he threw them into his
Mouth hoping for the worst.
Jeffersonville High School, 2019