Lost Boy: A Borderline Poem

This is essentially a grownup version of my emo middle school poetry.

 Lost Boy

Borderline, borderland,

lamictal, speed, citalopram,

I love my crook psychiatrist.

$160 for five minutes,

a white slip,

and a glance at his green class ring,

the gaudy prick.

I’m fused with him.

One day of missed doses means

smashed dishes,

new ex-boyfriends,

and a cross carved on my stomach.

Doc says I’m Satan incarnate

and he is my gas-masked angel

wielding a morphine syringe.

He is my hero,

my healer,

my watering hole.

I am his kool-aid drinker.


Borderline, borderland,

bipolar diagnosis.

Doc adds it to the list:

dysthymia, PTSD, majorly depressing

outlook on everything.

A razorblading, sex-fiending, self-sabotaging Eris

with a sad boy complex,

leaving chemtrails of


freudian bullshit.



hip hopping hypocricist

spitting dip drip from cracked lips.

hyperventilating she-beast with tattoos and Timberlands,

Iron Man,


they see right through me.

Little Emily is still in there, isn’t she?”

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