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CFHS Poetry Contest 11th Grade 1st Place Poem 2016

Meena Venkataramanan, Guest Poet

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A Cut Above

 

She digs into her own velvet skin

The fine bevel of a sewing needle

Her only guide into her own, yet foreign, body

An aperture just parallel to the artery

That escapes from her tangled heart,

Sprinting down to her wrist

Soaring toward her pallid fingertips.

She watches scarlet ichor drool,

Pooling into an ellipse.

A catharsis of emotions

Darts alongside the vibrant red

Fleeting despair,

Shame,

Those wretched, plaguing thoughts

For this

Is the only way.

This is not pain.

Rather

This is liberation.

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CFHS Poetry Contest 11th Grade 1st Place Poem 2016