Cut to bleed
Cut in defeat
Cut to know
Your heart still beats

Cut to watch
Surrounding skin swell
Cut to ask
"Will we still bleed in Hell?"

Cut to bear witness
Your life force run and drip
For the bandage you can't wear
When it's your soul to rip

Cut to remind yourself
How to feel
To double check if
Everything is still real

Cut out of punishment
Cut out of spite
To make room in your veins
When your chest is too tight

Cut in place of screaming
Cut until you die
It's all worth it just as long
As they can't see you cry