the precipice

how many people stand on the precipice looking down how many would dare approach it how many around us in the current world would feel better falling falling into the abyss than facing life teetering yes on the brink imagine falling falling how many people’s worlds have collapsed because of greed can we see them the haunted look in their eyes hunted how many have nothing to show for a lifetime of work how many over-extended themselves in the expectation of plenty how many distraught torturing themselves at being unable to provide for a wife children self whether they are loved or unloved understood or not does it matter anymore who cares how many have had all their support systems kicked away before they decide to kick away their own stool how many need something to dull the pain permanently to just wish it would all go away peace for just one day just an instant just one moment one moment just an instant instant. yes.