Archive for February 10th, 2008

I wish heartbreak was fatal

Sunday, 10 February 2008

I wish heartbreak was fatal
like a gunshot
or puffer fish.

I wish a doctor would enter the room
and say, ‘I’m sorry, you were
too sad for too long.  There’s nothing we can do.  You’ve got six weeks.”

I only need a day.

I wish heartbreak killed you
without warning like a drunk driver
or a falling piano.

I don’t want this burden, this grief.

It’s a tragedy when everyone lives. 

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