I take in a breath

As I step tentatively onto the street

The cars rush past me as I move closer

I walk towards the raging traffic, as if daring them to hit me

Daring them to kill me

I play a game with myself

The stakes are high, the bet; my life

The rain strikes down upon me from above

Drenched to my skin, cold and alone

I close my eyes and I picture your face

The image of tears on your face crying out for me

Burned into my mind


I breathe out a breath of relief as my eyes reopen

I stand alone on the street

The world frozen on either side of me

I walk on with a steady yet slow pace

The rain still dripping down my body

I stand firm on my decision

I have no regret or remorse

Life goes on

I move on