suicide is slow

Created for Kasia Avery’s Everything-Art Day by Day Art Journal – Autumn 2019.

I first wrote these words in 2009, when a troubled person very close to me learned he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer. But sometimes the will to live surprises even the suicidal and this person lives on today to greet the sunrise each morning by walking to the the river that has sustained his spirit for so many years.

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