Death by WordsI write myself a noose of wordsDeath by Words5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and throw it over an allegory,
strangling myself with
structure, form, and rules.
I stick a sentence shotgun
in between my teeth and pull
the literary trigger, blowing
similes and metaphors out the back
of my head, spraying letters
across the wall.
Paragraphs built into precipitous
points to plummet from, alliterations
following me and spitting special
sentences sufficiently driving me crazy.
Swallowing letters by the bottle-full
trying to drive away the muse,
letting the poison of the words
that I personally write, also
hurting the ones I love dearly
because I wrote my own suicide.