Murder or Suicide

20 Apr

Woman with Black Rose

You may be surprised to know

that when you sleep

I press my head to your chest

To be assured you have a heart

How can you say you love me,

but hurt me to my core?

True, your blows are invisible

My spirit is what’s black and blue

I blame myself

I consented to this crime called murder

And I’ve given you permission

To prolong my death

The time has come

To save myself

And walk away

From my own suicide

© Susan Barton 2013


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