Non violent protest,
These marks are peace for me,
Every slash a caress,
Each tear a kiss,
Singularly soothing,
They let me live,
And let me die,
Let me smile,
Make me cry,
Each wound a grin,
Red and wide,
Each tear a ruby,
Down it slides,
Pink tracks on pale skin,
I close my eyes,
Let this win,
Taking over,
I let you in,
Let you see,
The walls crumbled,
Escaped the beast,
I rein it in,
And cut me free,
I need you to hear,
Need you to see,
As I smile and cry,
This is me.