content warning: self-harm, suicide


running the blade of the scalpel
against my skin i want
to jump out of my body
playing with the thought of
spilling my guts

on the muted linoleum blue
of the hospital floors and walls
this sterile feeling we try so hard
to protect ourselves throw pills at
every problem making our enemies stronger

i want to pollute this forced purity
with my blood my soul
let out this repressed face
pretending to be a database
let your woes be my wings
for I am Icarus
daring to escape

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