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The Suicide Note: Senryu

THE SUICIDE NOTE

Not telling you why
One simple final act of
Passive aggression

Gender Issues

GENDER ISSUES

The suicide decided after all to cross the river.
Styx a stone’s throw away – Too many thrown stones.
Crossed over now into who knows what or where. Into
who knows beneath all that faith and charity after all?

Cruelly abandoned by us all; backed up into corners.
All those accusatory closed doors, shuttered windows.
Words not the sole way to show a soul’s distress though.
Tiny gestures, reactions, dress choice speak volumes;
sightlessness alive and well among the seeing.

The suicide decided to cross the river.
(Styx a stone’s throw away after all.)
Many too many thrown stones.
And words not the sole way
to show a soul’s distress.

Corporate Mistake

CORPORATE MISTAKE

“More is more.” (“And more.”)
(“And more and more and more and …”)
Bang! The bubble bursts.
Not a capital idea
after all; suicidal.

Uninhabited

UNINHABITED

If there was a switch
Allowing us to exit
No one would be left

Kill The Messenger

KILL THE MESSENGER

Misunderstanding
No wonder Dylan Thomas
Drank himself to death

The Blessing

THE BLESSING

We may choose
Among seven directions
Of travel and exploration
Before, behind, left or right
Above or below, or the one
That is less travelled
The inner journey

My heart glows
To see your resolve
To explore them all

But let us not overlook
The eighth direction
The one over which
We have no control
– Inexorable time

I am powerless
To stay your journey
Your choices are yours
Even that tragic eighth
Yet may at least give
My heartfelt blessing
That you will always
Enjoy seven gifts

Marvellous Mondays
Tremendous Tuesdays
Wonderful Wednesdays
Thrilling Thursdays
Fabulous Fridays
Stupendous Saturdays
Stunning Sundays

In sum, my love

Wish-fulfilling weeks
Forevermore

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Thanks to Francina for “Marvellous Mondays”.

Narcisssism

NARCISSISM

You talk of the sun setting
What nonsense!
The sun hasn’t disappeared
It is you who have rolled away

Choices

CHOICES

Riverside sign warns:
“Deep water and strong currents”.
Shall I sit a while?

Another Day

ANOTHER DAY

Still here
Alive and well
Tricked by a promise
That I had finished pretending
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I sometimes think that if we were fitted with a simple mechanism for painlessly switching ourselves off permanently there would be very few humans walking around.

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