Suicide by C.J. Anderson-Wu

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Competent But Unfitted

"You live on in the cached pages online"
Photo by Dylan McLeod

Suicide

 

You are still tortured 

in the memories of people 

knowing or not knowing you

 

You are still remembered and portrayed

by people vaguely heard about you

 

Mourned but not forgiven

for your inexplicable decision that

everyone seems to be related

but not consulted or

notified or even

warned in advance

 

Condolences are sent to and from your

unknown relatives

your book agent

your social media followers

as well as your new fans

surfacing after your death

 

In the cached pages online

You live on

in the judgements or rumors

of people believing that

they have a say 

about your obscure personal life

and pronounced death

 

 

 

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C.J. Anderson-Wu is the author of Impossible to Swallow—A Collection of Short Stories About the White Terror in Taiwan.

 


Submitted: April 20, 2020

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