Poem: “hot girl summer”
Abi Hilden, features editor
In this poem, I tried to capture what it feels like to have a depressive episode during a time that is usually associated with happiness, like the summer time. It can be an isolating time for a lot of people, especially those who rely on things like school or work for socialization. I think that this poem sort of speaks to the people who deal with this type of isolation and how time can sort of slip away when you’re dealing with those feelings.
I tried to have a hot girl summer
it all just turned into a hot girl bummer
sad faces staring at sad screens
dark rooms and oversleeping
depression gripped me
and it wouldn’t let me go go go
just locked my happiness away
while the green and blue turned to grays
the leaves were changing under my nose
and the sun barely blinked before it had to go
and with it went my hot girl summer
for now it is autumn.