Sunday, March 17, 2013

See the Light

See the Light


She paints
a black greasy line
down the center
of her forehead
to the tip of her nose,
signifying her difficulty.
Then she lifts her skirt,
takes his blade
and deftly plunges it
into her thigh
at the critical point,
lays down on the concrete
and bleeds to death,
believing to the end,
life should be simpler.

To Ponder

            1.   I ruminate about suicide, that ultimate closing.

            2.   I’ve known directly only one person who took his life. He
                  was CEO of a company you’ve probably heard of.

            3.   I admit I’m way out of my league here, but it seems from
                  what I’ve observed that an unmet expectation wide-of-
                  the-mark is central.

            4.   Sylvia Plath, the famed young poet who took her life at
                  30, is one who put such an expectation into print with

            5.   To come at life well, we have to be ready to die
                  figuratively to many ideas, not literally for one idea, and
                  live vigorously for a few.

            6.   I’m not referring to instances of supreme courage where,
                  for example, one might die for a cause or some kind of
                  rescue of another.

            7.   See that it’s not the time, or we’ve got it all wrong, or
                  simply life’s unfair, or something else, and we know we
                  have to let it go.

© 2013 Allan Cox, Allan Cox & Associates Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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