The Axel is a figure skating jump with a forward take off. Death is the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Trying is Failing.

Death by an Axel


by XxmickeyTxX


A single rotation - stop.
Swish - stop! You are not ready
to complete jump, so you
continue on as if nothing is wrong.

The ice speaks to you
with its eyes open and
ears shut -
"A single rotation and it
will be over - A single rotation
and you are finished"

You glide against
the scrap metal,
Aching and clutching
lungs screaming for breath,
As one by one
each limb is tossed meticulously
against air.

They twist and stretch
as they all lock eyes on you
in amazement - Everything stops.

"You are nothing - I am everything"
Breaking into the ice,
Eyes turn to coal
as you claw your way up.

Onto nothing, reaching nothing.
You sink and it all comes
crashing down on you.

And gilded skates
release themselves from your feet,
Turning to ashes into the

Jump and Review.