Stretch Marks

by Cia Mangat

Under cover of night, slowly, slightly,
line by line, from the very tips
of our little fingers,
we begin to carve into the skin,

line by line, from the very tips,
we draw in red cracks.
We begin to carve into the skin
across the lower back, the hips,

we draw in red cracks
under cover of night, slowly, slightly,
across the lower back, the hips
line by line, from the very tips.