CONTENT WARNING: Suicide
They called my mother mentally ill after she tried to drown me as a child.
She tried to explain that it was the demon inside her that did it.
No one believed her.
Doctors spouting facts have a magic of their own.
My dad locked her up.
She died shortly after. “Suicide.”
No one feels guilt.
She was a good mom, but they sorted her away as crazy.
Another time, we would’ve taken her seriously.
I saw the demon. It was real.
If she was crazy, well, then I am, too.
We let the demon win; we stole away her legacy.