When they find out you tried to kill yourself

***Trigger Warning***
When they find out that you tried to kill yourself
A large red X will burn itself on your back,

And when the wind blows your direction

The smell of sizzling flesh will turn their heads,

And their eyes will follow you until you are merely a dot on the horizon;

When they find out you tried to kill yourself

They will look for the gashes in your wrists,

For the booze on your breath,

They will hide your pills

Until you ask for this morning’s dose;

When they find out you tried to kill yourself

A field of broken glass and eggshells will gather at your feet,

Their steps tentative as they try not to pierce their soles,

Until they decide to stop coming around at all;

When they find out you tried to kill yourself

They will wrap their arms around your empty shell,

Tell you they want you to be okay

“But it’s been two months, why are we still talking about this?”

“But it’s been three months, why are we still talking about this?”

“But it’s been four months…why aren’t you better yet?”
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