Reflections While Swinging
*Adam Pepper*

I crave air,
while my entire life,
flashes through my mind in spurts.
Each mistake intensified.
I long for the opportunity to it all back,
and start over as an infant.

Vision begins to blur,
as my eyes bulge from their sockets.
Face blood red.
Regrets infinite.
I wish it never happened this way.
I pray to take the pain away.
I want it all to end.
This is the only way.

As I hear rope crackle,
against the wood beam,
one last gasp accompanies my last thought:
If only I had another chance
at life.