Search
  • Neuro Logical

Van Gogh Disease - Rachael Edwards

They say,

“An artist

must suffer

for their masterpiece

to be meaningful.”

Why must we feel

pain

for you

to find meaning

in our work?


My sorrow

does not enhance

the words

I write;

Nor does

the darkness

within my mind

denote a special

quality only

obtained through

staring at the abyss

of my sadness.


Do not lament

my progress

as taking away

my virtue,

my medications

do not

keep me alive

so that I may

write you

melancholy beauty,

they keep me alive

so that I may

experience joy.


Bio:

Rachael Edwards (she/they) is a queer twenty-three-year-old poet from Boston, Massachusetts. They use nature to blend with social issues and personal experiences. When they aren't writing they can be found people watching at the Copley library, cuddling her dog, or crocheting. They post snippets of their work on their Instagram @polaroidsandpoems.

68 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All

Everyone thinks I just adore hats, but the secret is I only wear hats that can be a Hatmit. What is a Hatmit, you say? It originally sat on my shelf branded for someone's grandpa to wear- I've been to

“Oh, dear,” my mother-in-law says in a concerned voice. She is reading County Down local news on her I-pad. “What is it?” I ask. “There was a man found dead in his house. They say that judging by the