An Elegy for Fear and Loathing

203461_1043105893_7925013_n_biggerby Joshua Converse05 Jul 2013

Seven years dead
and each time I check
you still shot yourself.
Another in a long list
of people in my line of work
dead by his own hand.

And no matter what I try
I can’t seem to find or write
the book
where you die at the end
because of what it might mean for
The American Dream.
And me.