When dusk rolled around
and it was silent on the riverbank
she sat near the water
and stared into the blue depths
that seemed to go on forever.
In the dark closet all alone
with a flashlight in her hand
her whole body trembled
as she reached for the silver
that glinted in the light from the crack
under the door.
Snakes hiss in the desert
and the sun beat down with a murderous heat
as her chapped lips breathed out
words no one could hear
the tumble weeds catching on her
pants as she stumbled down
a sand dune.
Her lips glistened with gloss
as she stood alone in the parking lot
waiting patiently for the one who she knew
would never come for her
and she rocks from her heel to her toes
her purse heavy with metal and steel.
Thoughts mingle and create
One, two, three, four, five, six...
One becomes one with the river
another with the blade
another looses the fight with the need for water
the last just cant wait any longer for the bullet she wanted.
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