• Sleeves

    Please note: this piece references self-harm. I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve – never have. Instead, I keep it closely guarded, hidden discreetly. For years, my sleeves were a hiding place, not for my heart – but for secret hurts on skin, written deeply . But now, wearing what I like I hide my hurts next to my heart. And though I think about them I’m trying my best not to feel.

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    Tags:
    anxiety,
    depression,
    recovery,
    self harm
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  • Sectioned

    Please note: this piece references self-harm. despite the bravado the concern shows through what should you say what should you do? are there some secret signs? thoughts spiral. you struggle to keep it together as words associate cos really sectioned means cut clinically sliced and diced into pieces. and you cut yourself up enough these days.

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    Tags:
    hospital,
    section,
    sectioned,
    Self harm
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  • Recovery

    You spend so long trying trying everyone’s patience – especially your own. Exhausted, you bite your tongue and grit your teeth get through the days fight against the nights. All that effort spent gripping tightly to life. But living means more than being here. And as the effort eases you succeed. You are here. What next?

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    Tags:
    anxiety,
    depression,
    recovery,
    PTSD