"Girls get tattooed better,” / because if we winced or if we whined, / you’d tell us to not be such a girl, / as if that was the worst thing to be. / I am a brick wall, southern exposure, / all stacked and standing. I am // not in the same room as you, / dig the ink into my bone over and / over. I am all four walls, motionless and / taking it, not like a man, taking it / like a girl, southern facing, better than you.

*Originally published in Issue 7 of Wyvern Lit