Firefly Healing, LLC

If You’re Looking

Public Domain. Zygmunt Gloger, circa 1900-1903.


Most of my tattoos are on the inside

Engravings of childhood stories, deep as a well

grooves of favorite songs that crackle with each echo

impressions of memories getting prettier as they fade

and of course, all the scars


I used to decorate myself

with notions and intentions, superstitions and pretensions

then truth finally came, burning


I look rather plain now

All the beauty got buried

It’s not skin-deep anymore, you know?


But all the things that tell my story are still here

You can see them

if you’re looking

in the right place


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