Firsthand Testimony by Samuel Ogunkoya I know what depression does to boys. It sucks life out of their eyes. Sings them to fall in love with their crackled reflections from yonder. They dance with a foot in the air, the other in closed chain and their fingers in deep romance with the hems of their souls. Depression is friendly. It fights for you. It sells cheap clothes. It would harvest your brain cells, break them in to tears, fears, leukotrienes and 300mg of memories. Tonight, 666mg of Amoxapine would be found in my body. God knows I won’t survive.
Samuel Ogunkoya is a Nigerian physiotherapy undergraduate. He has been published on platforms like AfricanWriter and Kalahari Review. He writes from Ile-ife.