Let me see your scars--
The language of your heart
I still may not understand
But I think it'd be a start

If I can learn to read the cuts--
The writing on your skin
Perhaps I'll begin to know
What pain you feel within

So tell me what these markings mean--
The letters from your soul
And maybe once my reading’s through
I'll pass your story on to the rest of the world
And make them understand it too

    - Akilae

...written for a friend who cuts herself... used with permission from the author, considering that the author's me...