Talking Them Out of Suicide by Chris Butler

I want to die,
but I always
talk them out
of suicide,

why?

There’s no inside,
only nature’s
blistering outsides
and the pain,
why I can complain,

but give me death!
One last breath!
Give me death!
No more breath!

And an end.

Chris Butler
Chris Butler is a starving artist. He is the co-editor of The Beatnik Cowboy. His most recent poetry collection, “Bummer” was published by Scars Publications. This photo is the property of Allison Blanchard, used with her permission.
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