Black Hole Sun (for Chris Cornell)
All is black,
disguising the hole
in the sun.
The light won’t
swallow the scream inside you.
Songs still. Won’t you come
penetrate, cleanse, wash
Prayer eclipsed by Hell, the
wind stealing you gone. The rain.
The storm. Whole. Black.
Another voice lost far too early, this time to suicide.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of over 40,000 Americans every year, 50% of these with guns.
If You Know Someone in Crisis Call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to everyone. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential.
poem for dVerse Quadrille #34 storm