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I Tried To Die Today

By , Nowhere, NC
I tried to die today.
I held the knife so close to my wrist
the harsh sunlight reflected on my skin.
I tried to die today, but all I could think was
What might have been?

I tried to die today.
The rope was 'round my neck
My feet were at the edge of the chair.
I tried to die today, but all I could think was
Would anyone bother to care?

I tried to die today.
The barrel pressed against my temple
My eyes clenched shut as I prepared for the blast.
I tried to die today, but all I could think was
Was last night's kiss my last?

I tried to die today.
Five, six, pills? I lost count.
I laid on the bed, waiting for the final sleep.
I tried to die today, but all I could think was
Am I ready for this horrible leap?

I died today.
At the crossroads of Highway 102 and Country Home.
I never saw the log truck coming.
I died today, but I never had the time to think
of a single thing.





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