like a prisoner
scratching tallies into walls
with bloody fingers
so does skin reflect
numbered days.
shooting from brain
through to wrists are
sent spilling out
over fragile skin
dripping together
onto stained carpet.
joining their brethren
are millions of tiny soldiers
working on the inner
to try to heal, to fix, to mend.
diligent work goes into
replenishing the broken outer
but it has been too long
since this skin was

all that the soldiers
remember now
is how to make scars.


1 thought on “‘Scars’

  1. An important skill
    Some need to be hurt.

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