Dónall Dempsey

Rookie - 49 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

I Wear Long Sleeves Even In Summer - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Blue bruises
bloom on my skin.

I wear long sleeves
even in summer.

First, I lost
my smile

it somehow
floated away.

(I wear long sleeves
even in summer.)

Next, I lost
my flesh

until I was nothing
but skin and bone.

My curves...my breasts
vanished into themselves.

'All...something...is...grass! '
I quoted to myself.

(I wear long sleeves
even in summer.)

The woman in the mirror
who claims she's me

isn't
...isn't!

A stranger holds
my eye.

I...I
looked away.

Blue bruises
bloom on my skin.

I wear long sleeves
even in summer.


Comments about I Wear Long Sleeves Even In Summer by Dónall Dempsey

  • Rookie - 455 Points Ruth Walters (4/3/2014 8:38:00 AM)

    Did you know someone that went through this I wonder? It's very disturbing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 3, 2014


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