“the best suicide”

the best suicide
is leaving
the safety
of your nest,
to hunt death
while death chases
you
until you are caught
in a life
you cannot continue.

until then, keep
moving.

the best suicide
comes natural
as cancer, blood
clots, or accident.

the best suicide
arrives after
you have exhausted
every
alternative of life.

the best suicide
is living unexpectedly
with a vigor
you long thought left
before
you got out.

the best suicide
is not
the death of your life,
but changing
your life until you are
too old to change
anymore.

the best suicide
is yours to live.
so live, damn it.

narrative poem written on 05-15-2013 by: on mattkane.com
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