My neighbor woke me up early in the morning as she found her boyfriend hanging in the bedroom closet. This is my experience.

Another late night

cigarettes and music


I fell asleep

An early start I wanted


Woken up by knocks

I answered the door


The neighbor is upset

Very distraught


She fell to the floor

Tears dripped from her eyes


She wasn't coherent

She cried about her boyfriend


I thought she was attacked

By him or another


She asked for help

To help her boyfriend


I didn't want to go into her apartment

For fear of the unknown or what may happen to me


I asked what happened to her boyfriend

She said he hung himself in the closet


I felt a darkness upon me

I entered her apartment


All the lights were off

The television hummed in the background


I made my way across the dark apartment

My senses heightened out of fear


I reached the bedroom at the back

I stopped and inched my way through the doorway


I looked to where the closet was and I saw his feet

I inched in more and I saw his legs


Finally I walked in and looked upon

He was slumped in the corner of the closet


He was pale and his lips were a dark blue

I knew instantly he was dead


She asked for me to help him

She already had cut him down from his noose before


There was nothing I could do

I asked her to come back to my apartment


The cops were called and we waited

I didn't know what to say to her


The ambulance and cops arrived

They took over while I stood by

Submitted: June 28, 2013

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angel plant

I love this, Very exciting. Write more. Will you make it into a book?

Fri, June 28th, 2013 8:26pm


Thank you. I will always write as long as I draw breath. I am still thinking about it...not to sure how I feel about it.

Fri, June 28th, 2013 4:45pm

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