by Kian Hall
Content warning for suicide
I never thought the final thread would come from an animated show starring a horse with the body of a man and a sordid past Yet as I horde the pills that will put me to sleep I think of that penultimate episode The performances of characters already dead and the poem of a child's role model who stood atop a bridge and teeter-totted until but he never thought about the view from halfway down until he peeked to see and I need to remember before I leap the view from halfway down and I need to remember before I leap to thrash to break from gravity because I need to remember, before I sleep that view from halfway down
BoJack Horseman is the animated show about a washed up 90’s sitcom star, featuring a bizarre blended cast of humans and humanoid animals. In the penultimate episode, the main character joins all the characters who have died throughout the show for a performance where each character does a routine based on their deaths. BoJack’s idol, Secretariat, a famous runner who jumped from a bridge, reads a poem that shares its title with the episode, The View from Halfway Down.
Kian Hall is an emerging writer from regional Victoria. Zeir poetry typically explores and reveals what it is to be a multiply disabled trans queer person. Zey have previously been published in Enby Life and Cordite and are working on zeir first novel.