Scars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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A tree scab
A reminder of the past
A swollen wound steadily healing.
The amputation below the collar
Slumping squalor
Bleeding sap
Exposes the flesh
And is nature’s mauler

Ancient scars and the raw callus
Are sealing
Until revealing
A course knob smaller
To replace the limb
healing.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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