The thick red liquid splashed against the snow white enamel of the sink.

It was bright and rich…the contrast was mesmerizing.

I leaned forward to encourage the flow, feeling the blood slowly gather into warm droplets.  Gravity pulled it out of me as I watched in rapt fascination.

I wanted to stay lost like this, watching life fall away from me.  I wanted to taste it.  Play in it.  I wanted to feel it drip from my body until none was left.  This was painless.  Beautiful.

I was at peace.