• Leilei Gong


Updated: Dec 31, 2020

Art by Kate Ma

It was easy.

Silver blade draws a trembling line

and slices past awning marzipan smooth skin.

Cherry jam flows over icing

painting supple coating a vivid rose red.

Mouth hungers at scarlet swirls,

As wondrous eyes devour the bittersweet sight.

Too easy.

In hand lies venomed medicine,

the deadliest dessert of a poisoned feast.

It’s swallowed down a dark abyss;

fifty sweets shine a path to waiting shadows.

Then blinding light and shrill bells ring

as the deadly cure trades black for sobbing screams.

Terrifyingly easy.

Final flash of silver lighting

then a shattering glass plate and broken crumbs.

Once white walls and floor stained wine red

leaving no echo…

only fatal silence.


#depression #mentalhealth #mentalillness #selfharm #suicide #sad #death

52 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All
Recent Blog Posts

The Tutor

When my best friend Bell started dating her boyfriend, she told me that she felt special. He was twenty-one, five years older than she...

©2020 The Incandescent Review

Email | Instagram | Submit | Join