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from Things I Wrote Before I Died

 

 

According to a Google search the seven easiest and most painless ways to kill yourself are as follows: carbon monoxide inhalation, sleeping pills, anesthesia, lethal injection, drowning (see, throwing yourself off a bridge into deep water; see, me), hanging, and shooting yourself in the head or heart. There are so many things I want to ask, but my mouth is full of dreams that refused to stay for diner. Still, I want to ask Elliott Smith which was harder: plunging the knife into his heart the first or second time?

 

 

One Sentence Poem “Titled I Am Hoarding Umbrellas for the Afterlife”

 

 

Still, I want to apologize for tomorrow and the rain that will probably come with it.

 

 

Marriage Poem

 

 

When you are God I am God, and when you are love I am love. When you found that roach in the tub I was that too, and when your first kiss walked you home from school, I was the warmth against the small of your back, a crimson sky taunting the landscape of a mountaintop I could never afford.

 

 


About the Author

Peter Gabriel‘s poems have appeared in Maudlin House, Arcturus, and Eunoia Review. He can be reached at thingsiwrotebeforeidied@gmail.com.