Wednesday, July 14, 2010


It slides too easily off the tongue,
A word like the slice of a knife.
Perhaps a syringe;
A vain cut or overused.

A simple swing off the cliff of life.
A fall away from reality.
Just a little push
And drop to oblivion.

A choice between the pain and the pill.
Pull a trigger; tie a knot.
Life can be an ocean,
Why not drown.

May be a dance down the Yellow Brick Road.
But when the curtain is pulled back,
And the wizard is exposed,
                                                              It may not end in nothing.

Illustration: "The Suicide" by Antoine Wiertz, 1854

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