Poem: How to Write


Find ink, paint, a pencil…anything to leave a mark, an indentation.

Scrawl them along paper, a wall, maybe even a sheet of pale skin.

Blue inked letters sitting on the blue line veins. Blue against blue.

Some people want to be dramatic, taken more seriously.

Use a sharp blade. Make each letter, word count.

Vermillion glistens on the surface of your skin. Red against damaged skin.

When it scars, your words will be etched on your moving canvas for the whole world to see. Make an exhibit of yourself.

Become the Art.

Don’t use your vocal chords.

Let the healing, rouge scars tell your story.

*originally created:  Mar 2, 2010

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