Inked in Steel (By Cat Matchuk)
Push through this skin
and paint a picture.
It was all a young girl knew.
Introduced to a rainbow,
instead of the pain
instead of tears
Push the sword through
the invisible webs that strangle.
Cut away the clouds of despair.
Scars replaced with an artist’s vision,
replaced with a blade of light.
Tattooed with a sword.