Downward Spiral

September 3, 2008
By Anne Fosburg, Park City, UT

I saw you fall
From your pedestal
Dragged down and down
You used to be

Now I can’t look
Into your eyes
See the despondency
Residing there

I can’t bear to see
You in this state
I avert my eyes
I know there’s nothing
I can do

I’m not surprised
When I hear you’re gone
I only wonder
If it was something I did
That made you take
That leap of faith

Could I have talked
You out of it?
Convinced you to stay
For just one more day?

I do not cry
But I break inside
When I read the letter
Addressed to me
I recall
Your last day

I do not cry
But I break inside

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