Orabona Writes About the Things We Will Never Do

19 Sep

I’ve a long while been wanting to write a something that captures those awful, impulsive thoughts that slam into our minds in times of sudden or creeping crisis: thoughts of running away, of suicide, plotting to murder, of hating someone else’s skin. They are those thoughts that come uninvited, and you quickly (hopefully) dismiss as absurd. They are quick fantasies that help us, in their own strange way, to keep moving forward.

Michelle Orabona writes about exactly that in her piece, “Figi,” up at this month’s DOGZPLOT.

She thinks about suicide the way you think about foreign lands you know you’ll never visit. When everything builds up in screams inside you, you think; I’ll run away to Figi. I’ll live in a hut on the beach and eat coconuts for breakfast and disappear my feet into the sand. I’ll disappear my life into the ocean and at night there will be so many stars. And you’ll fall asleep out there, the ocean kissing you with its heart beat as you count the stars and create your own constellations. Everything will be okay in Figi.

Read the rest at DOGZPLOT.

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