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'what are you scared of?'


she was too pale to be held against the sun: so she leans against it until you can't see her face.

her eyes were chalk-smudges on blackboards, blurred against a backdrop of white-washed walls. her outline was all fade-out and lace, as white as winter could be.

her words were quiet like stains are, clinging to a curtain in the window. just trying to blend into the pattern, or at least not become part of it.

and when she breathes her chest swells with see-through lungs--hoping that if you focus, you'll see right through her glass skin. after all, she's just a smudge of the wrong varnish in your eyes.

she shudders, and tastes all that's hollow drip down her wrist. and today, it looks grey instead of saccharine. regret honey-fills the cracks in her over-dried lips and ice-splintered skin. inklings of every word she forgot how to say. since, of course, they never made it past dead-deaf ears anyways.

knowing you'll never notice she's crying. crying for everything she'll tell others to do without crying.

she keeps her eyes open and watches the color she envies paint every cell. bleeding to the edge of a picture. but, she knows there are faces behind those walls, and they're just waiting to watch her fall. paraphrasing every scream.

because when she leans against them, she finds she's a to-be has-been, a half-damaged knock-off. defected and under-priced goods. and when she's away, she's colorblind.


'the knife against my throat.'
Cold metal against my tongue. Unable. Hollow. Invisible.

Demons.

--

For a contest. Hope I win. :D
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:iconlurkerofchalice1987:
LurkerOfChalice1987 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i never understood cutting for attention, but suicide i understand very well...

great poem
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SelfHarmsAngel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This helps put to words how I feel tonight.
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natalieluvsunicorns Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Would you mind if I set this to music?
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natalieluvsunicorns Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Wow...that was incredible. It was amazing. The symbolism and metaphors were incredible. I cut, and it really hits close to home. It describes my emotions perfectly. Thank you for that.
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shadowkirby97 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Beautiful. Loved every bit of it. Really does describe the mindset of a cutter.
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Major-Session Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
On the outside we smile.
On the inside we scream, the pain a dark ichor in our vains.
The we bleed out the hurt and become... Hollow.
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Writer
Your piece has been featured here and here. A critique will be coming to you soon!
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winterkate Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Writer
Wow. This is amazing. I love the colorblind line, and how universal you make her feel. What contest?
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It was nothing. And I lost anyways. XD

Thanks for the lovely comment~!
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winterkate Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Writer
Haha, you should've won. Looks like *dons sunglasses* those judges were regular-blind.

Anyone? Anyone?
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