I used to be a serial suicide

I used to be a serial suicide;
an actor with a million faces;
a hollow ghost who never died.

I swam against the current and tide,
making no marks and leaving no traces.
I used to be a serial suicide.

Cold and damp rooms were where I would hide,
safe and alone in those haunted places,
a hollow ghost who never died.

I used to hear promises, I myself lied.
I expected no mercy nor any good graces.
I used to be a serial suicide.

My nameless brothers broke down and cried,
but one of us prayed for second chances;
a hollow ghost who never died.

They say I’m cured now and I can be proud,
but I remember by repeating those verses:
“I used to be a serial suicide,
a hollow ghost who never died.”

 

 

Illustration by Troy Towns

©2018 Troy Towns All Rights Reserved

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