“Don’t put dangerous things under
a pretty light and call them beautiful.”
If fiction is truth disguised in a lie, then poetry is the same, on a much smaller scale. But there should be a line no one crosses. If you don’t have intimate knowledge of something, don’t write about it. Don’t tell lies as truths. And don’t romanticize something dangerous. Ever. Especially if you know little or nothing about it. It’s not only irresponsible, but it’s reckless and could cost lives. Be careful what you put out into the world. You never know what your words will do to someone.
© Sarah Doughty
Self-harm might be better than suicide,
but it’s still incredibly dangerous
and needs to be treated
by a licensed professional.