"He had reached the stage in a young man's life when the grimness of the general human situation first becomes clear; and the realization of this causes ambition to halt awhile. In France it is not uncustomary to commit suicide at this stage; in England, we do much better, or much worse, as the case may be."
--Thomas Hardy (from The Return of the Native)
"A Suicide Poem"
in the dark
with a belt