once turns into addiction

A nonfiction poem by Paula Tatsiana

Just one cut

deep breath

never again she says.

One turned into two

two to three

before she knew it

she had one too many.

Always just one more

never enough

addiction came

from just one cut.

Paula is an eclectic mess of hobbies, however writing poetry is one of her favorites. Growing up, she struggled a lot with self harm and suicidal thoughts. Instead of hurting herself she began to write down every thought in her head. Tackling the challenge of making her words flow smoothly and rearranging them to make sense became the best therapy she had come across. Through her writing she has found healing.

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