She says they always ask that
 On the intake questionnaire,
 They call it ideating.
 She says she always circles
 No. I’m not going to tell them.
 I’m no therapist, but I’m not alarmed.
 I ideate all the time, and I’m still alive.
 Plus, they’re not really worried about your ideation
 Their concern is have you actually tried, 
 Capitalism losing another customer.
 But I also think she’s like me in that
 If there were an exit that didn’t involve trauma,
 Where if somebody showed a pain-free way,
 Just a nice go to sleep no wake up type thing,
 Then it’s a whole ‘nother new ball game. 

© 2021 Randy Stark

Please visit my website at

My books are available on Amazon.