From ‘That Moment’ by Ted Hughes.
I stare down the barrel towards his masked face
and dial your number
At the end of my life I don’t want to hate
You are the person, your voice I hear
if I can’t
breathe, our silent conversation broken
And I never did call you
And you never did hear me
The killer won’t wait for my regret
as my life is taken
The life I didn’t care for has gone
Useless technology beeps besides me
Your life goes on while mine puddles below me.