how you can only see them if you care,
if you’re looking out for them,
if you have the patience to wait
until they can be spotted;
but my Scars never lit up the darkness.
They do not mark heroic battles
like Orion or Perseus—
they are merely meaningless rage.
Meaningless failed attempts
to immortalize myself like the gods
in the sky I’ll never see.
My Scars are more like coffee stains
on pale withered wood.
Some people would prefer
to interpret them as organic beauty,
nothing short of art.
Others can’t see them at all, as anything,
because they’ve become so engrained
within their host.
But I see them as blemishes I can’t scrub out,
revealing nothing but an obsession
I once had with reclaiming
my blood flow."
Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)
This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct