Lines In The Sand

By I IS ME

Have you ever feasted upon a slice of of your own flesh 
The first cuts should be small, remember this is just a test 
To keep this secret guarded, this cut should be shallow 
 What was once sinful and filthy, you have now made hallow 
 
There is a rush of release with just a small amount of seepage 
You calculate the ratio, cuts to sins, and which needs to be the deepest 
You stare at your wrist totally amazed at the relief from a tiny amount of leakage 
The flesh now calls to the razor in a voice sounding kinda fiendish 
 
It seems that anytime the pressures of this world begins to mount 
The flesh pleads to the razor, to please come out 
Come out and play, please help relieve all of this stress 
I'm a problem unsolved, I'm the reason that the world is a mess 
 
Not realizing that I'm an addict, But I needed my cuts deeper and longer 
The world hasn't changed, but to me everything looks wronger 
My burdens now out weigh my world, I'm a loner in a world of to many 
For some reason people are starving in a world of plenty 
 
These are but a few of the things that ravage my mind 
That makes me look upon my flesh as sand and I try to draw a line 
A line connecting the haves with the have nots, connecting the dots 
A line that says if you don't have, then I'll share what I got 
 
This line I know had to be really deep 
The crawl back up to the bathroom tile is really steep 
But the surge that I get as the blood starts to pour 
I realize that my lines are unwanted, and I'm glad that I barred the door  

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Copyright 2019 I IS ME
Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.     Filed under: "Philosophical" and "Poetry"
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