Your Mind Or Mine?
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duskthoughts
duskthoughts Empathy-The voice of understanding
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Do I notice your pain because of empathy,
Or
Are you a reflection on my own thoughts
-Polished by Usagi-

Your Mind Or Mine?

Dissociative identities

Dissociative identities or

Dissociative identities or empathetic tendencies?

How can I distinguish the two?

When the thoughts in my head

When the thoughts in my head aren’t the thoughts I think

When the thoughts in my head aren’t the thoughts I think but appear to own.

Do others understand?

Do they live in a muted ignorance

Do they live in a muted ignorance to the sounds of cries

Do they live in a muted ignorance to the sounds of cries wiped away by pillow covers?

I hear their cries

I hear their cries - HELP ME!

I hear their cries - HELP ME! I see the unshed tears

I hear their cries - HELP ME! I see the unshed tears that drown my dreams.

Are they numb

Are they numb to the depths of the blades

Are they numb to the depths of the blades that didn’t touch their wrists?

For my wrists burn,

For my wrists burn, carved by understanding,

For my wrists burn, carved by understanding, they undoubtedly bleed.

They bleed -

They bleed - with the prayers of not wanting others to suffer

They bleed-

They bleed- with the acknowledgment that people will inevitably gush red

They bleed-

They bleed- with depression that people are tourmented

AND IT KILLS ME

AND IT KILLS ME TO EXSANGUINATE MYSELF

AND IT KILLS ME TO EXSANGUINATE MYSELF FOR OTHERS

It aches seeing others in agony,

It aches seeing others in agony, guilt consumes me

It aches seeing others in agony, guilt consumes me when I’m not in pain myself

Can you see

Can you see innocent souls writhing

Can you see innocent souls writhing and willingly ignore it?

or

Are you blind to pain

Are you blind to pain that doesn’t fall

Are you blind to pain that doesn’t fall upon yourself?

Am I prey to dissociation

Am I prey to dissociation or

Am I prey to dissociation or am I simply empathetic?

I ask because no one else seems to notice

the stains of red

the stains of red you and I

the stains of red you and I are tie-dyed in.

Until these questions have been answered

Until these questions have been answered I will ponder -

Are the concerns I articulate from a place of compassion/commiseration,

Are the concerns I articulate from a place of compassion/commiseration, or

Are the concerns I articulate from a place of compassion/commiseration, or Is the blood I’m aware of from my own wrists?

Ambivalent,

whether my awareness exceeds those of normality

whether my awareness exceeds those of normality or

whether my awareness exceeds those of normality or The pain I see is a reflection I subconsciously anaesthetised

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