Stepping out onto the precipice of black asphalt
Cars whizzing past at rocket speeds
The smell of exhaust and fear
Mingled with fish, and tears.
Horns blaring and people shouting,
“Lady, you’re crazy…can you hear?”
Her mind whirls with the chaos and fear
Intermittent sanity, and tears.
Walking, purposefully toward the barrier
Sweat beading on her lip and her head
They beckon her to leap with no fear
As resolve dries the pain, and tears.
Silence engulfs and the world stops spinning
As hope dissipates into relief and calm
Anticipation pulls her over wall … over fear
Death swoops in, and there are no tears.
The current swiftly carries her pain all away
and this is how she ended the day….