I opened a vein
Bled words onto the page
For you to devour
Read with avarice
Reveling in my pain
While scar tissue forms
My body a road map
Sketched in shades of black
Of sins and tragedies
Self inflicted
So you can feel
A vicarious thrill
An illicit ache
While you sit smug
With your unblemished skin
Watching me bleed
And hoping for more


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