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ANGEL

in the last seconds
before you jump
before the trigger †
is pulled †
or the pills    
go down †
an angel †
out of nowhere, †
a flicker of silver wing †
from the corner †
of a bloodshot eye, †
a whisper †
like a breath of wind †
that says †
the monstrosity †
on your back †
will simply disappear †
in time †
and that †
goddamn, †
what if it doesn't? †
what's the worse †
that can happen †
and you've †
handled more than this †
and always †
always
come out on top †
or at least pulled through †
and you're smarter †
better †
than this, †
than ending like this †
and you wonder †
whose voice that is †
and think maybe †
it's your mama †
calling out from the grave †
trying to save her baby †
but it's just you †
talking yourself down again †
giving yourself a hug †
in the pitch black †  
starless dark †
of another †  
lonely night
javalini
Written by javalini
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