Author Note: There are references to cutting in a many of my poems but they are often quite subtle, this is blatantly about cutting but it's also about all the hurt and problems which I only have myself to blame for.



Focussed pain,

I've done it to myself again

I ruined it,

Always the same,

I'm the only one to blame

Fire blanket,

Safety net,

Favourite little twisted pet

On edge,

Letting go,

Cutting into a new low


Others cry,

They're all trapped and I am why

Tears falling,

I get caught,

They hurt too it's all my fault

My defence,

Stripped away,

Scarred and sleepless here I lay