THE END

this is the scene

where i walk away

empty handed.

and the camera streams

a panoramic view of

the funeral.

and by now

i should have discovered

something new about myself.

maybe even something exciting.

all I've discovered is

people don't ever want to be better

i don't ever want to be better.

but I'll keep on looking

for whatever it is

that keeps trying to steal me.

all I've discovered is

the warmth of a hand.

the healing power

of friendship

and the healing power

of love.

"all"

HAH.

I'm really not as nonchalant as i let on.

Really.

i can't be technically deemed a casualty

even though

i feel like one from head to toe.

with this one thing

that they keep trying to take away

i am the strongest

and the fastest

and the weakest all at once.

but mostly i am the strongest.

I've concluded that

what we have

is what they want

and they will never

take us alive.

mark my words

for we'll need them later,

we

will never be

taken alive.

WE WILL NEVER BE TAKEN ALIVE.