February 2, 2013
By , Williamsburg, VA
Well don’t do that.

That simple, huh? Nevermind.
I don’t know what I expected from you. I knew
How you felt about this,
If you feel anything at all.

No I’m not the right person to talk to this about. I’m sorry but I’ll get mad.
You had gone home with a headache,
Dropped me off early despite my pleas,
Which is no crime.

I know. Sorry. Nevermind.
A few more, it feels like I need it still.


Still more, I still need it. Will I ever stop needing it?
30, 40 by now? I suppose you just don’t understand.


Done yet? Maybe.

Hey, I’m sorry. I’m okay. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’ll try that meditating thing.

I can’t decide if that hurts even worse.

Don’t be mad at me, please… I know it’s dumb.

No I’m tired.
Right. Normal people are asleep at this hour.
My swollen eyes mock my momentary consideration,
Maybe I should sleep…

Okay. Well then sleep. Goodnight.

Night. Don’t do anything stupid.

Nothing much else I can do that’s stupider than what I’ve already done.

But I’ll try to take your advice.

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readerwriter13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm
I loved the conversation going on in this. It reminds me of alot of talks I've had with my friends. Stay strong. I know its bad but it gets better.
Little_Miss_Jo_ said...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm
This is a neat format, good job putting a conversation into this. Stay strong love, when you pick up the blade, or think about it, first write down five good things you see or hear around you, and five good things about yourself. Keep it all in a notebook
artfreak3296 said...
Feb. 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm
Stay strong. I know what this is like-- to be a cutter. You'll get through the hard days, your poem really brings out your pain. Good work, sad story.
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