stitched together – a poem

Side Note:

I’m taking part in the 2014 PAD challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Today’s Poem is to:

For today’s prompt, write a do it again poem. This could be a poem about taking a mulligan or re-doing a mistake. Or maybe re-doing a magical moment. Or a poem for all those folks who like to ride roller coasters and get right back in line.

Instead of writing for NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to make these poems inspired by the second draft of my work-in-progress, currently titled “Arch Villains”. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.

Scar - Copyright © http://heatherbutton.com
Scar – Copyright © http://heatherbutton.com

stitched together

Blood rushes
from the gaping wound,
a ragged trench
relinquishing an army
of red blood cells.
His eyes, intense,
watch my hands
perform a skill
they should not possess.
Practiced fingers
dextrously gather flesh
beneath the needle
as I stitch him whole.
After decades,
I never should have
remembered.
He takes another swig
to numb the pain,
steeling his resolve.
Other ancient scars
create intricate patterns
over his upper body.
Clearly he’s done this
before as well.

How about you?

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This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/29.

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