self harm as a reminder of what has been
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trunklefish
trunklefish hopeful gay girl
Autoplay OFF   •   2 years ago
something that happened years ago resurfaces; also a commentary on how we self harm in different ways. my ways currently involve picking at my acne.

self harm as a reminder of what has been

there’s a sliver of a moon shape in my skin from a fingernail

i tried to exorcise the redness from my face pressing down but all it did was scar

i stare at the excess, the like-blood but it’s just another liquid

there’s a sliver of a moon shape in my skin on the outside of my right arm from the time i walked in the wet parking lot and thought about all the cats i wouldn’t get to point out to you

pain seemed like a distraction from the pawprints in the rain

it’s brown and ridged and permanent and sometimes i go back to it just to remember what it felt like, to be hurt and hurt myself

how interesting, to be introduced to self harm through a fingernail clutched to an arm

how poignant, to be happy now and still use the edges of my fingers to mark my face, digging in, and poignant is the wrong word i mean

how desperate

what else did i have to hold on to?

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