This life

His mind is on the edge …
A turmoil of emotions
Drowning his life …
In a deep sea of darkness

His heartbeats so erractic …
His hands shake
and his cigarette trembles
He is going to take one last puff …
That’s IT
And put that cigarette and
THIS life away … forever

He turns the ignition key
In a flash …
And like a bolt of lightning
He drives away from THIS life

There’s one promise
He resolutely make to himself
And that is …
Never to look back

And as he drives on …
The darkness in his mind …
Turns to light
In the brightness of a new horizon

A new dawn …
Now awaits his coming
As he leaves THIS life behind
To greet a NEW sunrise


Michael Lim, Penang.