Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

A Myth About Self-Harm

When I cut myself it wasn’t for attention. I cut to feel safe. And to stay sober.

I started cutting myself when I was eleven years old, but I can’t tell you why I did it. Partially because I don’t remember, and partially because I didn’t know myself.

“Be tough.”

toughmessyout of control

tough smart


I can’t wait to go home and cut myself

Wah wah, I’m a cutter, I write dark poetry and like the Cure


It’s because there are accidents. There’s a possibility of losing control.

Juliet Escoria wrote Black Cloud (CCM/Emily Books 2014) and Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist 2016). She lives in West Virginia.