Thursday, August 22, 2013

Prick

The barbed wire bit deep
into the palm of my hand.
Blood smeared the blue black rose

I didn't even know was there.

And, I can't unsee it -
her name
tattooed
on you.

11 comments:

Mary said...

Strong writing, MZ... No one would like to see that tattoo for sure.

Helen said...

~~ no one does brevity better than you, MZ! No one.

Sylvia K said...

I love it and no one says it better with few words!!

Brian Miller said...

ouch...first barb wire hurts....i got bit before....seeing someone elses name on an arm....that would bite all the more....

Buddah Moskowitz said...

That's why I tattoo'ed Anita's name on my arm - so everyone would know I was off-limits. Strong, visual writing.

Fireblossom said...

Was it "MOM" or the name of a navy ship?

hedgewitch said...

Perfect title--and of course, love the blue black rose...I can think of other places for that barb wire when your palm gets through with it.

ayala said...

Ouch....strong and good!

Lorraine said...

Ouch that hurts, prick!!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Some admissions are to painful to say out loud.. you know how to tap into those places, MZ.

Gail said...

Oh, my!!! How very heart breaking. I love the emotion spoken in so few words.