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Aria Siren


Afraid to Fall-Bound to Dive


I stared at it
This gash
Tiptoeing along my collar bone
I stared at it
As the mirror played tricks
Making it look a little bit deeper
The bruise a little darker
The scab a little greener
I stared at it
And ran cold fingers over the pulsing precipice
Sliding my fingernail under the edge
I started to pull
Letting out a gasp
Hot knifes were searing me
With each millimeter
But I wanted to relive the pain
So I wouldn't forget
I wanted to keep this wound
From ever healing
I stared at it
The blood in little droplets
Holding onto the corners
Trembling with my heart
Afraid to fall
But bound to dive
I stared at it
And looked away
Put my hands in my pockets
Sunk to the floor
Lips shaking
I offered an apology
To the face in the mirror
And contented myself
With the scar it would leave behind
And the desire to see clearer

Submitted: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, February 07, 2013
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  • Rookie - 0 Points Søren Valentine (2/15/2013 7:15:00 PM)

    Wow I like this poem. Not too fond of the title, but the poem itself was really good! nice language. All from a little scab...lol (Report) Reply

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