There are always options

2A873DAE-5EBB-4BF2-88F6-530D878FB136A letter about my options, to me

5 ways you could die

You could die at once

Or maybe you will vaporize

Into loss, like a spluttering

Apology, just a bookmark

Of your usual daily self

Option 1

You could die

Shot in the head

With no time for thoughts

Admittedly no formality

Fuck you, your last words

Bloody hell this is happening

Option 2

You could die

Announced across miles

Remembered in both homes

In submission to homesickness

where birthed, seeded, found

where burned, dispersed, practiced

Option 3

You could die

In dilation to cancer

Tricked into emptiness

Swallowed deep into pain

Dangling formality of skin shards

Chronic wreckage of complications

Option 4

You could die

A constant full stop

Weightless into sleep

Incrementally be less

You just a hiccup of me

Apologetic to my Alzheimer’s

Option 5

You could die

By a heart in arrest

You want to embrace

Just like he felt, that day

you will your sinews to drench

into his last moments, ending


you will walk

into the doorway

of closure

of certainty



The Significant League

Prompt 21 – thirdmonthofprompts

Published by Kashiana

I am a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. One poetry collection - Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words and a chapbook, Crushed Anthills. Always gathering poems, and letting them marinate and change shape and form.

One thought on “There are always options

  1. Each option seems todepict the physical enviorment at the time of death eg shot in the head is followed by the s3elected abuse cancer death swallows one into deep pain and the heart arrest you want to embrace are very mature yet
    Soul stirring images .
    Every option moves the reader deeply
    Highly emotional at times intensity of expression wrenches
    Your heart
    Love you


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