On a cliff I wait

Teetering on its edge

Below dark clouds form

Insidious nebulosus harboring despair, dread


Perched above the stratosphere

Few choices avail

Jump or linger

Given time, gravity prevails


The descent will hurt

Each time is worse

I try suggested remedies

Friends, family, love, these never work


Impacting the dirt

The only choice will be up

Unless I take one fateful step forward

Submitting to a grave, pre-dug


Decaying in that hole

Perhaps I will find solace

For the dead are impassive

Mere things the earth devours


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