A Small Request

If you are going to commit suicide, 
At least do it neatly:
A handful of pills washed down 
With a bottle of booze, for example.
No gun shot to the head,
Blood and brains spread out all over the carpet;
No hanging from the light fixture in the kitchen,
Not even slit wrists in a bathtub of warm water.
Choose something plain and simple so that 
When the person who loves you finds you there,
It will appear that you are just sleeping peacefully,
Even if you will never wake up again.
 

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Photograph by Wyatt Gallery