The Notice on the Toilet Wall
The notice on the toilet wall
told me
that the nearest Heart Start Defibrillator
could be found in The Office
on the fourth floor.
I could do with it,
my heart stopped when you left.
Perhaps it could
taser the lies
I had told myself.
Perhaps it could
electrocute the angry thoughts that linger,
give a jumpstart
to the rest of my life.
If I took the escalator
up to The Office
perhaps it would
lift me
out of these depths.

Elaine Speakman

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