The man gazed into the abyss
And the blackness beckoned him,
Called him from responsibility.
It vowed to take away his sorrow and dismay,
Do away with inability.
Ignorance can be damning
He chose to run away from life;
He could not meet the demands
That followed him no matter where he turned.
The sadness in his heart was but a tiny part
And much more than he felt that he had earned.
He peered into the dark below
And saw a mighty lake
Encompassing the gap's totality.
He decided then to leap from the barren, wasted peak
To wash away his bleak mortality.
power can be maddening.