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dressed for the special day

he was wearing a tracksuit
and sneakers.
the zipper of his jacket was open.
underneath, a fancy
white shirt
with buttons.
it looked strange.

earlier that night
he had attempted suicide.
someone had stopped him
from throwing himself in front of a train.
he was neither happy
nor sad about it.
but he was drunk.

he said he put on the
fancy shirt
specifically for
his suicide attempt:
a special shirt for
a special moment.

i realized
that even atheists
want to look good
when they visit their god.