douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

To Open to Bid or to Give


'He wanted to live, so he killed himself.'

I'm not a novel writer
nor want to be one,
but that's an enticing opening,
maybe second to none
(unless it's already been done) .

Before I open bids,
I'll use it in a poem,
with a slight variation:
'The reason he wanted to die
was that he wanted to live.'

(Or would I do better to give?)

Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Edited: Saturday, August 24, 2013
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