I want to draw stripes

I want to draw stripes on my body

use myself as a canvas

 

draw horizontal stripes

draw vertical stripes

draw diagonal stripes

 

dig the pen into my skin until it is like a knife

pushing through my skin so that i bleed

and add some color to my pale skin

 

i bleed beautifully

deep shades of crimson erupt from my skin

let me be beautiful

for just a little while

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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