CN: Graphic self-harm mention,

medication, food


A limp sack of chemicals

Throws rainbow pills in the water

Pink capsules, white tablets and fine blue powder

Melt into a primal soup of clinical consolation


A contorted lump of flesh

Has blades slash through its blue veins

Crimson blood springs from marine vessels

And ruddy blossoms bloom from virgin towels


A hypertensive bag of sweets

Pours melted chocolate into its throat

While its reflection on the blurry mirror

Has already burst open –


Then it

Drowns in rainbow porridge,

Mouth sealed with damp deflowered towels

And dissolves into a bittersweet mess


By Ahyoung Cho

Header image by Upupa4me


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