Straight black hair with uneven self-cut bangs
large red-rimmed glasses too big for your face,
red lipstick a shade lighter, painted high on your lip
dark pink scars on your wrist, elegantly wrapped in lace.
Visible circles around your eyes show signs of stress
many nights you stay up crying, hardly ever sleep,
desperately praying for it to all be over, in exchange
the lord may take away and have your soul to keep.
Is it a cry for help because of your failure to succeed?
Or are you just trying it on, to see if it fits you well?
I personally understand as I have been there before,
after anonymously giving a false name at a roadside motel.
I laid in a tub, knife in hand unknowing of these feelings,
in the adjacent room you sit crying, I now wish I knew,
I could have invited you over to have a drink with me,
together we could have helped the other, follow through.
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