Sunday, September 6, 2009

One Definition Of Loneliness


One definition of loneliness

is learning that your favorite author,

the one you really understand,

the one you’re sure would’ve really gotten you,

the one that took your stupid happiness and your boring depression

and made you underline it -- even put a star or exclamation point next to it --

killed himself because he decided it wasn’t worth it.


His death turned a great writer into just a dead body in an instant

but was recorded as approximately

between the middle of September and October


because no one called or came over.

He rotted in front of a window for weeks

until a police man found him.







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