Suicide no. 37: When Light Exits

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Suicide no. 37: When Light Exits

–by Derek Alan Wilkinson

 

Sleep, restless, yearning that

nocturnal abode.

Rest. None for the wicked and/or/therefore

none for me.

 

Ifindmyselfpacingwithallthemadnessandrageandsadnesstowardtheworldas

thoughtsdriftamidtherampagethatitistobealiveandIcannotfuckingsleep

orignorethatwhichIknowthatIalwayswillknowaslongasIam…here:

 

That clawing. It is imminent: Demise.

 

We all fear it.

We all know it.

It (has the nerve to) “rest” in us.

Waiting…

to tear us to shreds—

 

that is, thatthingwecall our consciousness.

And with a loaded chamber onasixshooterrevolver:

I abstain from sleep:

Until I know, or atleastonceknew, that that fear

is forever silent.

 

For then, I will sleep forever.

Click. Load. Pull.

 

Inspired by The Daily Post’s prompt on “Mister Sandman:” http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/daily-prompt-mr-sandman/

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