screaming through a litany of f-word adjectives describing every personplaceorthing who had the audacity to be in existence at the same moment in time as me.
tucked into the corner of a locked room with the lights off and my hands covering my ears because “I just needed to get away for a while.”
muttering quietly, speaking to my own brain, who keeps playing tricks on me and won’t leave me the fuck alone.
out in the middle of some backwoods country road intersection in pitch-black darkness, leaned over and gasping for breath cause I tried to run hard enough to get away from myself and failed.
flinging verbal venom, my words striking the face of whatever poor soul chose to speak to me.
What hurts is that none of these versions of me reflect who I truly am. This is why bipolar disorder hurts so bad. Because there I am, trapped inside of that hideous monster, unable to control it, trying to escape it, and all the while, no one can hear my cries, my sincere apologies, my deep regrets.
This is why I can so strongly feel that those around me would be better off without me, despite my logical reasoning that this is not so. It’s because I can see myself acting this way. I can see myself snapping at those who love me, who are trying to help, who want to care for me. And yet all I can do is watch as those claws dig into their tender skin, as those monsterous fangs spew poison out of my own mouth. And all I can do is hope that they survive.