Death Cell Blues

…got… the death cell blues…

what do I do… what do I do…

waiting… wondering…

 

… I the smashed clock…

its dial I dare not watch…

 waiting… listening…

 

each tiny sound… every footstep…

waiting… wondering…

how long now?

 

… waiting for the darkness

for my shortest day…

…my racing mind

 

… heightened imagination

waiting… wondering…

how long now?

 

any sudden trip…

but in that brief moment…

 imagining that drop to obscurity

 

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The Jumpers

They say that people who 
leap from bridges 
are enlightened --
that the clearest
your mind will ever be
is whilst falling to your death.
the jumpers spend the drop in regret,
realizing that their problems
could have all been overcome;
that their final thoughts are
of longing for tomorrow.

how cruel a game,
this life can be 
begging you to 
let it go, in
order to know it's worth.