this is how they become the water that sink their boats
everyone was happy,
she was the only sad one,

a stroll to the market
no negotiation needed
she bought, made a knot
and dangled lifeless before dawn

loved ones had to untie
both ends of the rope
and live with the tragedy

he can't trace the source of his sadness
none could tell why he yells all night
and slap the walls of his room

"he kills mosquitoes all night" gossips the neighborhood
but he is haunted by the trauma of yesterdays
and none would reach out and touch his trembling hands

so he pulled the trigger of his sniper
and laid silently still beneath his duvet
listening as the voices in his head slowly fade away with his last breathe.


#Pengician #SSA

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