Today

the bubbles rise from the sea into my arm

the blood trickles down
i do this to myself
i say
its for my own good

people will ask
but i’ll just run
from them
the same way
i run from it all

and i had the noose ready
without interruption
i could have been done with it all
i was all so close
it was all in my reach

i could have been gone
by today