Last week, I shared poems by Caroline Kaufman, known on Instagram as @poeticpoison. She started writing poems at thirteen and began posting them online a year later. She is currently a student at Harvard University. She hopes to attend medical school someday and continue to hone her craft as a writer.
The excerpts I am featuring today focus on mental illness, particularly anxiety, depression, and suicide. After all, poetry is Caroline’s means of coping with depression. If you haven’t seen samples of her work on Instagram or borrowed Light Filters In from your local library, I encourage you to do so. Her poems are packed with emotional honesty. I can only imagine how she’ll be like as a writer in the years to come. (Caroline’s poems featured in this post are edited via Fotor online.)
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