The Evening News

by Lindsey Heatherly


TW: Suicidal Ideation


You informed me,

after watching a clip

from the evening news,

that it was selfish

for anyone

to ever

take their own life.

I sat in silence,

watching food roll around

the gaping hole in your head,

as you continued your rant

between pregnant breaths

of arrogance.

I nodded

as my hand

supported my jaw,

not in agreeance,

but in reverence to

the bottle of pills

you never noticed

were gone.



Lindsey Heatherly is an emerging writer, born and raised in Upstate South Carolina. She has work forthcoming in The Scriblerus Arts Journal and Rejection Letters. She works as a pharmacy technician in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and spends her time at home raising a strong, confident daughter.





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