PULL THE TRIGGER WHEN YOU’RE READY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

take the gun
and load it
put the bullets in

each one in the chamber
capable of ending
our life together
forever
designed for that purpose

ready for the use of deadly force
although I have some doubts
I file the papers for divorce

deadly weapon
armed
waiting for use
as the days tick slowly by

I put the plan in motion
forced to load the gun
with paper bullets that have my name on them
forced to wait
hoping for a reprieve

loaded
ready
aimed
at “us”
waiting to fire

clever how you’ve forced my hand
to load and hold the gun

pull the trigger when you’re ready
I can’t
you’ll have to be the one

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved

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