show me how to live!
the day I tried…
fell on black days
[a]live to rise
burden in my hand
the last remaining light
nothing left to say but goodbye
Today is the three-year deathversary of Chris Cornell, who died after hanging himself in a hotel bathroom after a concert in Detroit. Chris had struggled with depression and abusing mind-altering substances over the years. The post-mortem drug screen done on his body showed no presence of any mind-altering substance – other than the physician-prescribed Ativan, which, though used to treat anxiety, has a nasty side effect of increasing suicide ideation. Chris had an assistant/body guard that was supposed to be with him at all times. He wasn’t there with Chris that night.
All words in the quadrille are titles to songs Chris wrote and/or sang, except the last word. I took two words off of the title in the second line [“to live”] and added an “a” to the title of the fourth line.
Whimsygizmo (aka De Jackson) is today’s host of dVerse. De says:
Whether you fixate on the word awhile, or go for a quick fix, be sure to include some form of the word in your 44-word poem: Fix. Fixture. Fixing. Fixable. Fixation. Fixer-upper.
Hoping that using it in the title is acceptable.