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"Last Time I Committed Suicide" - Manolya F., date unknown
“Last Time I Committed Suicide” – Manolya F., date unknown

too often

we pander

to what

others

want for

us:

too often

we subsume

ourselves

we inhume

ourselves

we mortify

ourselves

and nobody

wins.

frequently

we fall

prey

to the

insinuations

of others;

frequently

victimised

vandalised

traumatised

by folly…

none of

it ours

and nobody

wins.

in the

end:

what do

we do?

pick up

a knife,

draw it

across

quailing flesh;

load up

the gun,

press it

to temple;

quaff a

drop of

absinthe

(or a

stronger

panacea)

and just

let go…

or:

go on,

keep on,

strive on

until

one finds

hope,

peace,

love:

solutions.

otherwise:

either way,

anyway,

come what

may –

everything

falls apart

and nobody

wins.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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