The Painting

Mathew was staring

at the painting with eyes

full of tears. He was in pain. 

Pain from life; Pain from death.


He walked home in a daze.

Matthew saw the door.

The door opened. 

He sat.



He waited for it to come,

And it came.


Matthew was filled with calm

Right until the last moment.

The raw fear spilled in ugly rays of painfully expected violence.

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