The Lead Solution

'Leave me alone: you hear the buds breaking through . . .
a celestial foot rocks you from above
and a bird traces a pattern for you
so you'll forget . . . Thank you. Oh, one request:
if he telephones again
tell him not to keep trying for I have left . . .'

[Excerpt from Alfonsina Storni's I am going to sleep (suicide poem)]


Barefoot Contessa

Suicide of veterans is an issue that isignored, swept underthe carpet. One man had to walk barefoot to get people to notice. His sign said that eighteen veterans a day commit suicide. At times like these, I like toplay Thin Lizzy's Suicide from Live And Dangerous.