I AM

I am beautiful

dancing across the stage

flawless

stealing your heart

broken

I am broken

pink tights hide bandaid's

bandaid's hide scars

scars

scars from cuts

across my hips

across my thighs

red lines on my skin

pain in my eyes

I'm spinning

I'm falling

I'm leaping

I'm calling

for help

not verbally 

but physically

my body screams

screams

for release from sorrow

freedom from pain 

emotional pain 

physical pain 

pain in my heart 

pain in my feet 

from hard boxed slippers

broken toes

wrapped in gauze

from tight costumes

digging into my skin

compressing my chest

restricting my breath 

suffocating

I can't breathe

I'm crying too hard

from loss of love 

from loss of life

my life

no one is home

nobody cares

I'm all alone

alone

I wrap pink ribbon 

pulling it tight

around my neck 

ending my life

This poem is about: 
Me

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