Ekphrastic \ The Desperate Man (painting by Gustave Courbet 1845)

Profile_picture_-_ohadby Ohad Gamliel22 Mar 2020

I should end it right now
right here
this way
As there is nothing else to feel
but fear
every day.

I hear they climbing up the stairs
fancy hats
fong swords
Coming to take me away
like rats
with no words.

What did you do, you might ask
I’ve cheated
I’ve lied
I did more than that
I’ve killed
I’ve died.

I put all my money on the track
gambled
lost
I went too far, looking for my bookie
murdered
tossed.

But someone saw me, informed the police
run!
hide!
They found me, the desperate man
finish line
the end.