By Any Other Name (Poetry)

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Self-harm.

Self-injury.

Self-mutilation.

Carrying the same denotation:

Inflicting pain upon oneself.

Pulling out hair,

Burning,

Cutting...

All forms of self-harm.

But riddle me this:

Why isn't thinking on there?

Thinking,

Analyzing,

Questioning;

Synonyms to each other and to

Pain.

I know some people deny the existence of

Over-thinking,

Over-analyzing,

And asking

Too many questions,

But let me tell you that limits,

Restrictions,

And maximums are out there.

And I exceed them everyday.

The pain I cause myself

Is more than anyone could imagine,

And it's mostly from thinking.

What did their comment mean?

Were they laughing at me?

I'm worthless.

I'm unworthy.

I.

Need.

To.

Die,

Croak,

Or

Cease to live...

Oh wait,

I guess I already do that.

And as much as people try,

They can never save me from

Me.

Myself.

I.

I'm not a rose, but a thorn

By any other name.

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