Marlovian Dreams

Illustration for the poem "Marlovian Dreams" by Robert Lutz

They know
Life is lived by living, not by
Being dead.

But undeniably there are these moments,

instances,

minutes when they gaze over the railing
of a building,
or the keen kitchen knife blade
in their back pockets;

And they think for a moment,

an instance,

a minute about the fall,
or the cut;
About the timeless sensation
before hitting the ground,
or running out of blood;
About the courage needed
and the courage they have
to sedate the will to live,
to strangle existence.

But these moments,

instances,

minutes are fleeting

just like their flight.

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