To Cut












To cut

Is to put all else

In perspective

All that’s around you

And in that chaos

Find peace


It’s to scar

Beyond what you imagine to be

The boundaries of lust


It’s to give that discomfort

within you

A reason to be


And yet

In all its unglorified ugliness

It is to be beautiful

But only to yourself


No one else,

Will see who you are

Beyond that one skin deep cut

No one else

Will see you at all

And that one cut

Is all it takes


So slash all you see

And hide what you find

That one cut

Is your portal to yourself

That one little cut

Is your little secret.


Illustrated by Sambita Modak



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