RELAPSE

RELAPSE

A Poem by Lost
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Trigger Warning: References to bulimia

"
left all alone
to be strangled

tonight
I am Kitty Genovese

but my assailant
does not smother me
with the same hands
as hers

the fist of five curled fingers
punishing my throat

is connected with mine
we are one and the same

I kneel in the bathroom
left all alone

in sputtering prayer
over the toilet bowl

one hand untying the knots in my stomach
reaching down my throat to pluck them out
one hand holding back my hair

so tonight I am strangled
victim of my own hand
and tonight I am Kitty Genovese
as neighbors press their ears to the walls
to better hear my struggle
but don't dare knock on the door

© 2018 Lost


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You seem to be young, so I'm impressed you know who Kitty Genovese was: a powerful metaphor, a powerful-- and deeply sad poem.

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Thank you very much, I appreciate your kindness :) I learned about Kitty Genovese for the first time.. read more

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Added on August 3, 2018
Last Updated on August 10, 2018
Tags: depression, alone, self harm, bulimia, kitty genovese, abandon, abandoned, bathroom, trigger warning, relapse, eating disorder, eating disorders, ed, disordered eating

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