I stood there in the doorway,
The last line of defense.
The second it’s hinges release
Temptation overcomes me.
6 steps to the bathroom,
Where a hundred pills await.
I haven’t heard their call in years
Now they’re calling me by name.
4 steps to the office
Sweet relief each place I see.
Plastic protection pulled away...
But who protects the blades from me?
9 steps to my bedroom
Where dust covered glass rests.
Its bitter fluid floods my mind
And fills the hole inside my chest.
12 steps is what they say
And the nagging ache will wane,
But 12 steps in which direction?
Because they all will numb the pain.
— The End —