ODE TO CARL

It never occurred to me
That your exit would be voluntary,
That you would leave
Without kicking and screaming.

That you would have thought,
“Yes, I’ve done all I can,”
Or worse,
“Yes, Pain. You’ve won.”

2 thoughts on “ODE TO CARL

  1. For many reasons, it has never been a viable consideration, in my youth, because it never occurred to me that there WAS a way out – and as an adult, if only out of fear of screwing up and being aware inside an otherwise vegetable’s body, I have veered off the path to the cliff. Plus, oh yeah! I love the life gig.

    That I didn’t see the seed of the thought of the action in someone who looked me in the eyes, someone whose eyes I looked into, someone with whom conversation and laughter and poetry was shared…it’s hard to process. And it’s just damned sad.

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