low serotonin
no serotonin
inability to create this chemical,
depression, no focus
I detach myself
like petals fall off the lotus
I disassociate like I disappear,
hocus pocus

low serotonin
no serotonin
your friends need to check in
so be at reception
at the front desk
customer service for their mental health
make sure they’re well
don’t let them cry so many tears that they fill the well
don’t let them end their lives cause their time didn’t tell
it ticked away, the hours you didn’t put in, no time to dwell
they been there since the second hand left the twelve
and now you gotta meet them back there, 11:59, almost 12.

low serotonin
no serotonin
inability to create this chemical,
depression, no focus
I detach myself
like petals fall off the lotus
I disassociate like I disappear,
hocus pocus

low serotonin
no serotonin
be a parent to your children
don’t jump to punishment
you brought them into this world

true, there’s no argument,
but when they speak of their minds
you only bring up argument.
disregard it, discard it, now they’re scared to tell you things
you blow their emotions out of proportion then call them selfish kids.

end all their sleepless nights, let them tell you everything
and anytime they’re sad, let them tell you anything

listen to their minds and psyche, and let them speak
don’t tell them they’re surrendering to the shayateen
come through with mama’s hugs & baba’s kisses on cheeks
so you don’t lose your children to darkness, they’re your legacy

low serotonin
no serotonin
inability to create this chemical,
depression, no focus
I detach myself
like petals fall off the lotus
I disassociate like I disappear,
hocus pocus

By Mariam Ramahi