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By K.E. Risen


reading Sylvia Plath
i peel back layers
slice my split ends
the way i thinned my nails
as a seven-year-old
addicted to self-harm
scraping off tiers
to the quick
like a miscarriage

Article © K.E. Risen. All rights reserved.
Published on 2020-07-20
Image(s) are public domain.
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