Invisible Tattoos — NaPoWriMo #12

The ink on my ankle
no longer burns,
while

salty on my cheeks,
blue in blacklight,
forty-some streams
scald things I would tell you,
but never will.

Easier,
now,
to leave silent
and unseen,
sweetarts and cupcake
Supe-man and Strawberry pie
Lego cowboy, medium rare t-bones,
stories read and misunderstood.

Tattoos and piercings
are mutilations
that stay forever,
and I shouldn’t let them,
but here they lie
against skin and soul and Self,
along with
some other broken appliances
wishing to be fixed.

~LD

* * *

P.S. No post script today. Have a great weekend. ~LD

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One thought on “Invisible Tattoos — NaPoWriMo #12

  1. Uniquely masterful. Not a rabid fan of your writing, but it does deserve respect. This is one that stands alone. Well done

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