by Grace Korynta

you point your finger gun at your head 

with a laugh

because you think it’s funny 

yet you’re unaware of the fact that it’s loaded

loaded with people’s grief

loaded with people’s past attempts

and loaded with people’s current pain

so what is there really to gain

put the finger gun away

it’s twenty twenty three

why are we still joking about suicide 

let’s decide 

to think of more clever ways to get a laugh

because you don’t know people’s pain

or what your friend who sits beside you has been through

or is going through

so instead

stop yourself and be more present

ask more questions

check in on the friend who sits beside you

and let go of the trigger

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