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* Trigger warning – SI*


What do you do

when you’ve no form of release?

No outlet for the pain,

or relief of your shame


No one told you it was cool

or explained it might help

It just felt so natural

to carve out the pain.


Or maybe you were just trying

to expel the poison inside.

I don’t think you really knew

It just felt so good.


Even for just a moment

you could feel something

the numbness pushed aside

while the blood was flowing.


Ecstacy at last

it was always so addictive

yet no one would understand

so you had to hide it


Hidden like everything else

more secrets and shame

such a huge burden to carry

it was a never ending cycle


Numb from pain and shame

then a slice of release

more shame than you could take

and around you went again.



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