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Eating yourself alive;
What’s that name for a cannibal
that tears their hair out
and weaves a room
A room with no windows so that you don’t have to see
the red in your eyes
bloodlust for your own skin

A snake chasing its tail
Sinking its fangs into its flesh
Victory
is
a loss.
You can’t tell, though,
because you took your eyelashes
ripped them out
sewed your eyelids shut with them

And the cannibals
thier hunger for skin
conflicts with the desire to stay alive
so they satisfy themselves in a way
by chewing holes in their cheeks
pulling their fingernails out
until that pain isn't enough
Then they begin to cut off their own heads,
and the heads roll away
smiling all the time.



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LibertyDragonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 10 at 10:12 pm
This is a very powerful poem. I really liked it.
 
Love2Read72This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 11 at 12:11 pm
Giving me nightmares . . . descriptive and dark and powerful all at the same time.
 
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