Poems of a Young Man: “Self-Inflicted Injuries”



after marathon binge

all night

all morning

and all the next day…

It’s the excess of youth:




and driven by deficit.

These difficult dues are

the consequences of

my own questionable behavior.

 As my own worst enemy,

I’ve been cutting off my nose to spite my face

to such a degree, that


it’s a miracle I have any face left!


 (10- 22- 78)



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2 Responses to Poems of a Young Man: “Self-Inflicted Injuries”

  1. We still binge in the same ways, gluttons for pain, we’ve incorporated it into our mundane lifestyle.


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