watch me fade into the gallows

will you loosen the floor beneath me?

will you hold my hand?

will you take my final step?

caress my neck

love deeply into my stomach,

for I'm too cowardly to make the blood

drip myself.

kiss my eyes closed,

gently place my hands onto the knife,

tell me you believe in me.

watch as I gluide into the gibbet

I need rest,

please lend me a moment of peace

will you cross my hands over my chest?

will you pull the cotton over my body?

your hand slips out of mind

I face my fate alone.