A 2AM Thought
I wonder where people go when they "die"
I mean, do they really stop existing, or
do they subsist some place else?
Maybe Heaven, possibly Saturn;
Maybe hell, possibly Mercury;
or do they just jump from one star to another?
Night sky and the moon,
black coffee and poetry,
my favorite: you.
Self-destruction or soul-destruction;
No one knows which one is worse.
Cigarettes or sadness;
Let’s see which one’s stronger.
You could choose to kill sadness with nicotine,
with the consequences of terminating your lungs,
or, you could choose to let it be,
with the consequences of terminating your soul.
Whichever one you end up with,
remember this: Learn whatever lesson you can
Aim for the gut, if you still can.
For courage will be your only friend,
regrets, your best companion.