The pain that I cause exhausts me

There is no relief in the light

The darkness beckons with its lure of a different kind of pain



Jagged around the edges

Blackened blood congealed around wounds

Self inflicted harm

Bingeing on food now seems inadequate

The siren song of oblivion is sung by different players now

I stand watching the destruction

Unable to resist the promise of silence

The screaming in my head muted by the extremes of sensation

In the midst of a tsunami

I inhale the chaos

Reminded that this too shall pass

About KatieP

Embracing my midlife sexy while exploring modern love & relationships • Devoted to all things beautiful • Master of Arts in creative writing & non-fiction writing