death come quickly
i am here and wait
patient i’ve been
but impatient of late
i’m eager to see
how cruel my fate
and ’tis cruel as such
to be left in this state

of wanting it all
to fall, to end
to hope for a storm
at the rise of the wind
to abandon this coil
that would never mend
to fly off the ledge
at the shadowed bend

death how i miss-
how i wish you were here
how i hate false hopes
when i think you are near
while others would hide
while others would fear
my arms are opened wide
for you, my dear

-m.p. 02/08/2017