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Hot Iron

August 22, 2014
By tonypony PLATINUM, Torrance, California
tonypony PLATINUM, Torrance, California
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Favorite Quote:
Just because we don't feel flesh doesn't mean we don't fear death - Crystal Castles
I got soul but I'm not a soldier - The Killers

White hot pain sears through my body

I want it to stop but at the same time press down relentlessly

It's so unbearable I start to spasm uncontrollably

I wait for each piercing sting to dull before I move on

Once in a new spot the prior pain dissipates, as though never in existence

And then just when I think I cannot stop

I'm done.

The author's comments:

A poem about someone self-harming; specifically, burning themselves. Written December 17, 2013.

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