How effortlessly one can take a blade
Run it across their skin
Puncture the very thing that keeps them whole
Over and over again
Until all pain is gone
Until all the blood is drained
Until they are numb
Until the next time.
It's funny how such a simple action can become
a dangerous addition
A ravenous craving
An unconscious compulsion;
An addiction not easily overcome.
It's funny how such a simple act on oneself can hurt so many others
Cause so much pain to their friends
To their boyfriend or girlfriend
To their family.
It's funny how all of the pain it releases is brought back
not long afterwards.
Funny isn't it.
But I ask,
Is all of this worth it?
They say no.