Glass coated larynx.
The mirror only tells one truth,
The hollow space in front,
Not the deadness inside.
Clots of blood beneath your eye lids.
That last shot of poison did the trick.
Innocuous sounds from the television drift into the room.
Life continues outside,
The central heating clicks off
And so do you
…down to the very last drop.
Sophie E Tallis © 1996