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    Mental Health Awareness Piece

    Between Peril & Persistence


    Few men have faced death and come out on the other side unscathed.

    One’s recollection of fate’s carelessness tends to not withstand the erosion of time.

    Soon the air of a few passing decades fills the lungs with pride.

    It tells us death is decades from now.

    We invent, innovate, mate, rant, think, eat, get drunk, do drugs all the while praying in the back of our minds that death is far away.

    We become rich, we become famous, we can finally buy designer stuff, pay off maxed cards, max out black cards..

    And then years pass.

    I was afraid to say hi to you.
    You were afraid to say hi to me.
    I said hi to you and you ignored me.
    You said hi to me and I ignored you.
    I gave you a look you didn’t like so you ignored me.
    You gave me a look I didn’t like so I ignored you.
    I was the last look on your emotional camel’s back and you committed suicide
    You were the last look on my emotional camel’s back and I committed suicide.

    There’s still blood on both our Apple keyboards as the cursor flashes on the Facebook sign-in page.
    My hide hides the heart inside

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    Enjoyed... a very evocative poem. Mental health is soooo under-served... and seems to be getting worse. I remember an old saying that one needs to "get a checkup from the neck up" every now and then; something I haven't heeded much.

    Wonderful to see you posting - I was going through memory lane just the other day reading older poetry posts on Litnet and you and many others were conspicuously present.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami


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