Someone once told me pain is good;
That although it hurts, it’s worth it
cause it lets you know you’re alive.
And I used to believe they were right.
So maybe that’s why I burnt myself –
The reason why,
when I was bleeding,
everything seemed to feel right.
That I learnt to project
what I was feeling through pain;
As a way to connect
with the real world again.
But now I know better.
I know self-inflicted pain,
Brings self-inflicted shame,
Which renders such acts worthless;
That you’re just pretending
you’re mending your problems, when
you’re barely scratching the surface…
(Inspired by #DarkLines prompt ‘Cigarette Burns’)