Suicide no. 78: Castled

My blood will cover:

The carpet.
The couch.
Part of the window sill. Those curtains, not these.

I’ll die, here, staining only my things.

But not the table: the heirloom from my wife’s mother.

“Why?” She’d ask.

Because these things are mine.

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10 thoughts on “Suicide no. 78: Castled

    1. I felt, too, that there are two ways to interpret this: the narrator doesn’t want to damage anyone else’s property or else this is the most desperate way of marking one’s territory. I’m guessing from the italics that you are conveying the latter.

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