sruthi baskar

Can I Live Death - Poem by sruthi baskar

Those edging tears,
Finally took form.

I was wet,
Another costume,
Was forced on me.

Than my heart,
"The" machine was subsisting.

I was,
Fighting an incessant struggle,
To emerge alive.

The agony,
Didn't seem to ever subside.
Should my clock continue crawling?

Should I,
Cease to "merely exist"?
Or persist living like a vegetable?

Will I,
Succeed in being,
A "deserving burden"?

Do I at least,
The "Right to Die"?

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 23, 2012

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