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Robin Winter

Map the Lines

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Robin Winter

TRIGGER WARNING - Self Harm
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Seriously, this poem is about self harm.  Stop reading if that's a trigger for you.  Please.

While not specifically trans related, it's something many transfolk can relate to.  The last one I posted, I realized it was the same poem I posted 9 years ago, and the only one I'd ever posted, so I wanted to post something I hadn't before, and they're all pretty dark, so be it.  Yeah...I know...I got issues.


 

Map The Lines

I bleed, I cry, I taste the pain

The shadows chitter gleefully.

Demons steal from fire and rage,

Lap it up with cries to me..

For more.

 

“Map the lines!” the Pilot roared,

The journeys path in blood.

The calmer waters  sparkle, but

The bounty’s in the flood,

We’re sure…

 

Embrace the chill, the fire is bright,

The eve is pale and lonely.

We’ll take your pain, you’ll feel again,

We’ll save you if you’ll only

Draw the line.

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jae bear

Woah... you weren’t kidding! Amazing form!

Hugs,

Jackie

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Jocelyn

Wow this really speaks to me, I still have the remains of my map lines. I started to write poetry at that time in my life and they were all very dark but helped me to survive. Thank you

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