Stuff I Read When the Days Aren’t Going So Good

Illustration by Kailey Lang

I’ve been having a tough time recently (and I’m really bad about honoring events on the day they happen, but this also ties into National Suicide Awareness Day, so watch out for triggers) and these are some poems that help.


A Good Day

by Kait Rokowsi


Instead of Killing Yourself

by Derrick Brown


There is the Worst and Then There is More

by Clementine von Radics


won’t you celebrate with me

by Lucille Clifton


It Ends or It Doesn’t

by Caitlyn Siehl


Contributing Editor

Alexis Smithers is a twenty one year old explosion of messes. They are queer black writer that was published in a book about how horses heal (Wild at Heart by Heather Kirby), and has work that can be found on theEEEL. Fun facts: they tied a pillowcase to their back and tried to fly after seeing Sky High, their mantra can be found in Wreck-It Ralph, The Babadook, or Orphan Black (depending on the day) and they’re terrified of mostly everything but art makes the fear easier to hold.