Saturday, April 9, 2016

rebirthmark (#8)

a body tells a thousand stories
especially your own
some laced with shame
tame, tempered by time or work
mine is no exceptions
moles on wrists
spots on legs
two tones
but the weirdest birthmark of all
5 incisions on the stomach
4 left
1 right
marking the birth of a new life
i could get steroid injections to flatten the scars
to make them more pretty
but the raised skin anchors me
better than memories and morphine pumps ever could
i may have lost part of my stomach
but i have gained
gained freedom
gained light

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