Longer than Me

Dermatillomania--

I think the word itself is longer

Than me.

 

Pay no attention to the wounds:

Hairline.

Thighs.

Shoulders.

Little lava packets

Furious at their creation.

 

Part of me and not part

Of me.

 

Hours hours hours hours hours hours

In the mirror.

Concealer.

 

If I told you, you wouldn’t

Believe me.

 

they

never

believe

me.

 

“Bad habit.”

“Your fault.”

“Just stop.”

 

Stop?

What do you think

I am?

 

I would have stopped a

long

time

ago.

 

Please don’t look.

For me.

 

Just.

Don’t.

Look.

 

Dermatillomania--


I think the disease itself is longer than me.

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