**Trigger warning: Depression, mental illness, self-harm, death, possible suicide.**
If you feel that you have suicidal thoughts or ideations, please contact the Nation Suicide Hotline. The phone number is: 1-800-273-8255. You can also access their webpage at: Suicide Prevent Lifeline.
Salvador Dali had nothing on me,
arrows of light the color of screams.
Traversing delusions, illusions and dreams
Fever and frenzy, the struggle gives way.
Desires and fires burn in the vein.
Darkness takes day, as the light fades away,
voices whisper, “Not that way.”
But the line becomes grey and walk becomes crawl.
And in the end all angels fall.
A knock on the door
A mother cries.
A father sighs.
And everyone says their goodbyes.
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Julie Hazlett, of South Bend, Indiana, creates art using many materials from tinted mica powders to special effects makeup. When not creating this art “officially,” she is driven to learn the things and whys of life and the world.