Cloudburst

He isn’t
actively
trying to kill himself.
If you ask him,
he says he’s going to
die one day anyways,
so he might as well
do what he wants.

There’s too much
life.
Everything he does
requires intervention
from his body
to stop.

He eats
until he can’t breathe,
works
until he can’t move,
drinks
until he can’t feel.

Any time
we suggest
he go see a doctor
about his health,
we get a taste
of the rage
he saves for himself.

It’s a strange thing,
slow-motion suicide.

-GD Butler

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