Waking in the hospital
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I woke up in the hospital. I was under suicide watch.

Waking in the hospital

I woke up in the hospital.

I was under suicide watch.

The days before. They were a blur.

Liquor, along with anger, rage.

Hungover. My boss was yelling.

I was far from my family.

Homesick, and blinded by fury,

I quit while my wife was pregnant.

We had one son already too.

What kind of a loser does that?

I remember a long bus ride,

Hours, with strangers, and so ashamed.

Sure she’d leave, and why shouldn’t she.

She was away when I got home.

I stayed up drinking and pacing.

I thought of the gun in our safe.

Except I didn’t have the key.

I called nine one one, I told them,

what I was thinking of doing.

The police arrived, and I cried.

They took me to the hospital.

I don’t remember much of it.

I slept there until my wife called.

She’d arrived home and I was gone.

I told her where I was, and why,

and she came to me, to my side.

She held me for a good long while.

She spoke to several doctors,

and then she took me home. We talked.

I told her how sorry I was.

She was able to forgive me,

and I thank the lord god, for that.

It wasn’t the last time I drank,

but that did come soon afterwards.

She still walks with me every day,

together now for half our lives.

It was not my last big demon,

but I know she’ll always love me.

Whether I deserve it or not.

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