A Reason to LiveIf only she had the guts to actually do it, to just leap among the cold waves and sink in death among the fish. She breathed in the smell and taste of saltwater, and water sprays hit her face, neck, and chest. She shivered slightly in the breeze from the waves, but she wasn’t really bothered by the chill. What weighed on her mind was something much deeper than the weather. A pang of apprehension penetrated her heart as she envisioned her body being plunged into the water and weighted down by the strong waves. She thought about what it would be like to gulp in mouthful after mouthful of water, choking and never feeling any relief, but she didn’t think the pain could be any worse than what she was already dealing with. “Aimée!” The young woman moved her arms in circular motions as she tried to keep her balance. Her mother’s call startled her, and for a brief moment she thought God might be
6:30:09what i wouldn't giveto have my body sink downinto yours, cocoonedin the tumultuous quicksandof human flesh.i have never been so movedas by your touch, the slinking seepingbrush. the universe dispelsand in the absence of everything,i am less alonethan i have ever been.
She Cut You DownShe cut her hair off because she was trying to change who she was and she cut her skin because she was trying to change how she felt. She cut her ties to people because she was afraid to love and she cut the time down to seconds because she was afraid to live. She cut the words down to letters because she didn't want to understand and she cut the pens into ink and erasers because she wanted to forget. She cut the sound off because she didn't want to listen and she cut the engine because she didn't want to be trapped. She cut the sense out of insanity because she knew how to lie and she cut the fear out of fearlessness because it was all she had left.The last thing she cut apart was you, and it was because she was too selfish to remember how to protect.