Does this one cut too deep?

It usually starts with a paper-cut. It stings, and surprises. You just got your first taste of blood. You work it, and a few drops splatter the paper. It dries quickly. You like the way it reads-- like a crime scene. You stand back... Does it need more blood? Yes. You decide to open a vein. A neat... show more It usually starts with a paper-cut.
It stings, and surprises.
You just got your first taste of blood.
You work it, and a few drops
splatter the paper.
It dries quickly.
You like the way it reads--
like a crime scene.

You stand back...
Does it need more blood?
Yes.
You decide to open a vein.
A neat little slice.
Precise
but deep.
This one hurts.
Heavy droplets stain the page.

You wonder if you went too far.
It’s a bloodbath.
You are mesmerized.
You didn’t know you had it in you.

But you’re not done.
You begin a frenzy of swift,
sure strokes--
chunks of flesh
dropping from your knife with
sickening plops.

At last, some release.
Some blood-letting.
Something real.
Something tangible.

You stumble to the sofa--
drained, light-headed, sick,
sure.

Later, yellow tape...
Nothing to see here, folks.
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