I found Rachel Miesen’s poem “The Day After I Killed Myself” extremely moving. I can relate because I lost someone, and it’s very hard. When Rachel wrote, “Everyone blamed themselves for not doing anything,” I thought about how I would do anything to bring back my uncle back who is dead. If only we had known that nothing was fine with him. Thank you, Rachel, for sharing this amazing poem.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.