she knew it would hurt

but the hole in her heart hurt more than the stream of red on her arm

the pain of loss was too great

it took her mind over

like a virus

infecting, ruining her

the pain washed over her at night, like a wave

she couldn’t drown in her sorrows any longer

the rivers on her wrists ran red with relief

she shed an ocean of tears

as she closed her eyes for the last time

the pools of red surrounded her

lifeless on the ground