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


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