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Sharpie Scars

He holds out his wrist to me
and hands me the deep sea blue Sharpie--
not a scissor.
I place my fingers on his palm--


gentle--
and I grasp the Sharpie in my right hand--
not a blade.
He is patient, and allows me to inscribe "love"


on the inside of his wrist--
not a red line.
For on days like these, we'd rather be imprinted with ink

rather than scars.



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ShadowpomgurlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 18, 2012 at 11:38 am:
touching. i've done this too. think you have a knack for writng straight from the heart! :)
 
JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm :
thank you very much(: my poetry is what it is...I write what I feel, unconditionally.
 
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