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It’s an impulse that drives me when I’m bored or in pain.

A terrible impulse that I can not contain.

The more I resist the longer it strings me along

Like an addict


And going insane.


I do not enjoy it;

There’s no pleasure in this game.

Just comfortable numbness

That too subsides

Leaving nothing but terrible shame.


The problem is difficult to explain.

It’s a secret very well hidden,

Carefully guarded by masks of clothes, cosmetics, and excuses.

Few people know its name.


Scars and blood act as hangovers-

Painful evidence that the urge won’t subside.

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  • pamela

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    November 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Very good. Captures our journey that’s for sure 🙂

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