Most suicides occur here in the West,
by Robert Melliard
where technology and commerce reign supreme.
Depression, like cancer, is a modern growth:
always there, but never quite like now,
when basic needs are covered, more or less,
and life's a quest for extras.
Television shows us health and wealth;
perfect bodies; gorgeous homes; fast cars -
unattainable for most, but longed-for.
So we scuttle through brief lives
and fret to grab our morsels of such dreams.
We, re ants, society's an elephant -
we're trampled on.