Brückenseele | a poem

the act of suicide carries its own mythology


you looked so alive

sounded so alive

I didn’t perceive death as



suicide turned you into someone I had never seen


how easy it was

for a soul

to leave its body


strangers spent

my brother’s last moments

with him

from afar

from beneath


nobody saw him

until he jumped

My own drawing © Laura Gentile 2022 | Instagram: @melpomenepaintings

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