...Within

By SolApathy

 Into the intimacy of my tortured soul
Bringing you within the only feelings I know
Deep in the silence of one smothered in violence
Pain was my first kiss
My sweet mistress
Under these long sleeves
Scars of x-acto memories
Deep within- Sure you still want in?
Can you stand to look beyond?
Emotional wounds I wear as trophies on my arms
High upon my thighs, deeper the cut
The more I feel…Alive
You can’t grasp what could transform me
To perform these acts of violence upon my skin
Don’t you understand?
I can’t stand to store these thoughts
…Within

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Published on Thursday, April 20, 2017.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

My scars are the intimacy of my thoughts on a canvas of skin...
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  • Shikiryu On Friday, July 26, 2019, Shikiryu (68)By person wrote:

    Poems like this make me believe this world can't be a simulation or a figment of my imagination, there's no way I could come up with something like this. Beautiful piece as usual

  • darkendomme On Thursday, April 20, 2017, darkendomme (141)By person wrote:

    Release is always needed, for many reasons and some ways are scarier than others.

  • Drea On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Drea (1512)By person wrote:

    This hit home because I know people that have suffered through this. Beyond the emotional weight this carried you were very clever with a lot of your word choices. I always say it, but it's true...so good.


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