August 9, 2008
By casey wing, Plano, TX

to crave,
to want,
a strong desire.
sharp steel painting red
carved lines of
guilt, regret, sadness.
look into my eyes.
look into my heart.
i've barely scratched the surface.

The author's comments:
My piece is about self-injuring. I've struggled with it for many years, I've been committed to psychiatric hospitals for treatment, and I've even gotten better for a period of time, but somehow it always draws me back.

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